|One of the most attractive work of art that comes from marble is "Marble Inlay" work. It is the same work that adorns the Taj Mahal and other Mughal monuments. It is a closely protected traditional art and only a few expert exponents are available today. The delicate process involves cutting and engraving marble shapes manually. To start with, a predefined pattern e.g., floral design or geometrical design is engraved on the marble slab. Small pieces of marble of different shades are cut delicately to fit in these grooves precisely. These small pieces are then slipped in the grooves. Apart from marble, many other materials can also be usedInlay work on delicate precious stone began in the workshops of Florence in Italy around the end of the 16th century. This was known as PIETRA DURA.(Pietra= Stone, Dura= Hard) The Italians had created a classic artistic form and held a monopoly over it. From 1630 onwards pietra dura appeared on moveable, small objects as decorative panels, with bird and flower motifs, suitable for cabinet fronts and table tops. Some of these soon reached the Mughals in the form of presents. Of all the Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan was the greatest patron of architecture in India. For him no amount of money or time was too much to create enduring, everlasting architectural beauty and through it be remembered always. It is in his buildings that one feels most compelled to make the connection between Mughal art and pietra dura. The Taj Mahal, the cenotaphs of the Emperor and his wife, the main floor and the surrounding marble railings bear very close resemblances to the pietra dura form. Marble Table Tops Available in Different Shapes Like Round, Rectangular, Oval, Square and Octagonal. In Marble Table Tops, Makrana Marble use as white base and Kudappa Stone use as black base. Other bases can be applied according to buyer's requirement. In Marble Table Tops, More than 30 types of natural stones & semi-precious stones use to make the inlay designs look more natural and mesmerizing. Inlaid Marble Tables Tops can be used in Dinning Tables, Conference Tables, Center Tables, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Counter Tables Etc. For More Info Visit http://www.marblehut.com.