Parchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble BoxParchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble BoxParchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble BoxParchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble BoxParchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble BoxParchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble BoxParchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble BoxParchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble Box

This box was hand made and purchased in Agra, India about 35 years ago. Parch Kari is the Indian term for the inlay of polished colored stones to create a scene similar to the Pietra Dura technique in Italy. The inspiration of the craft in India comes from the beautiful work of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. The art of marble inlay was introduced in India in the 17th century by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who had the Taj Mahal built for his wife. The stones used in this particular box are Persian turquoise, malachite and mother-of-pearl. I'm not sure what the brown and mint green stones are. With the lid on the box measures 6 1/4" X 4 1/4" X 1 3/4". Excellent condition.

ITEM ID
P028
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
PURPOSE
Boxes

Parchin Kari Indian Inlaid Marble Box

$65

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