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Kaleidoscope of Colors in Marodi Brass Plate

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16 in X 16 in

Artist - House of Edwa blue-tick

About Marodi Art

 Marodi Craft, with its roots dating back to the 17th century, began as an innovative adaptation of traditional wood carving techniques to metal surfaces. The term "Marodi" itself embodies the identity of this craft, derived from the intricate twists and turns that define its unique appearance. This art form encompasses a range of patterns, each contributing to the creation of exquisite metal artworks. One of its notable variations includes the renowned Darmiani work, recognized with a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its cultural and historical significance. 

The process of creating Marodi Craft involves a series of meticulous steps, highlighting the dedication and skill of the artisans involved. Here’s a detailed look at the intricate process:

Selection of Raw Material: The process begins with selecting raw metal circles of various sizes, tailored to the specific requirements of the artwork.

Cleaning and Preparation: The raw metal is meticulously cleaned using acid to remove impurities and prepare it for further processing.

Plate Formation by Hammering: Skilled artisans then shape the metal through hammering. 

Marking and Outline: Using markers, artisans draw precise outlines of the desired design, whether it depicts Shri Nath Ji, Ram Darbar, or other intricate motifs, ensuring accuracy in the artwork.

Engraving: Engraving is a pivotal stage in Marodi Craft, where artisans meticulously carve intricate patterns and details into the metal surface. This step demands exceptional skill and patience, as it is time-consuming yet essential for defining the artwork’s aesthetic.

Meenakari Work: Meenakari, or enameling, follows the engraving process. Artisans apply vibrant colors made from lacquer onto the engraved metal surface. The artwork is then subjected to heat to fuse the colors with the metal, creating a lasting and vibrant finish.

Color Filling and Excess Removal: Excess color is carefully removed from the engraved areas, ensuring clarity and precision in the final design. This step involves delicate peeling techniques to achieve the desired effect.

Polishing: Once the coloring process is complete, the entire artwork undergoes meticulous polishing to enhance its luster and smoothness, adding a final touch of refinement.

Finishing Touches: The artwork is then equipped with hooks for display, offering flexibility in how it can be presented—whether on stands, framed, or as part of decorative arrangements.

Final Presentation: The completed Marodi Craft piece is versatile in its display options. It can be showcased on stands, framed with proper borders, or even incorporated into mirror-adorned box frames, providing various aesthetic choices for admirers.