Jewellery Box in Tarkashi by Mohan Lal Sharma

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Indulge in the timeless allure of traditional Indian craftsmanship with this exquisite square jewellery box created in the esteemed Tarkashi art form by the talented artisan Mohan Lal Sharma. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this jewellery box features a rich brown hue that exudes elegance and sophistication. Adorned with a mesmerizing Tarkashi floral design, intricately crafted using fine metal wires, this jewellery box is a testament to the mastery of the artisan. Each delicate petal and intricate pattern is skillfully inlaid into the wooden surface, creating a stunning visual display of craftsmanship and artistry. Whether used for functional storage or cherished as a keepsake, this Tarkashi jewellery box is sure to become a prized heirloom, adding a touch of traditional charm to any space.

Tarkashi is a traditional Indian art form believed to have originated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The name "Tarkashi" is derived from two Hindi words: "tar" meaning wire, and "kashi" referring to the ancient city of Varanasi. This art form involves the intricate and delicate craft of inlaying fine metal wires into wood to create intricate designs and patterns. Skilled artisans meticulously carve out the desired pattern on a wooden surface, typically using rosewood or teakwood, and then embed thin strips of brass or other metals into the carved grooves. Tarkashi artworks often feature floral motifs, geometric patterns, and scenes from nature. The process requires precision, patience, and attention to detail, as the metal wires are carefully arranged to form intricate designs. Once the inlay work is complete, the surface is polished to achieve a smooth and glossy finish, enhancing the beauty of the artwork. Tarkashi art is admired for its intricate craftsmanship and timeless appeal, making it a cherished form of traditional Indian decorative art.

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    Mohan Lal Sharma is a renowned Tarkashi artist with 45 years of experience. He embarked on his artistic journey at the age of 15, carrying on the tradition he learned as a child. His wife is also an accomplished Tarkashi artist. Despite lacking a formal design background, Mohan Lal Sharma creates unique pieces of art inspired by divinity. He invokes divine guidance before starting each creation. With a National Award to his name, he aspires to see the new generation of artists thrive with their original ideas and innovations.

    Tarkashi Craft

    Tarkashi, also known as metal wire inlay or brass wire inlay, is an ancient art form that originated in India. This intricate craft involves embedding fine metal wires, typically brass or copper, into the surface of wood to create ornate patterns and designs. The result is a stunning visual contrast between the metal and the wood, making Tarkashi a popular decorative technique in furniture, musical instruments, and other wooden artifacts.  History and Tradition While the exact origin of Tarkashi is unclear, it is believed that it was practiced in regions known for their woodworking and metalworking traditions. The craft flourished during the Mughal era, with artisans incorporating intricate metal inlay designs into wooden structures, doors, and furniture, often for royal courts and aristocratic households.  The designs often draw inspiration from traditional Indian motifs, such as floral patterns, geometric shapes, and religious symbols. Religious and spiritual themes, with designs depicting Hindu deities, or religious narratives can also be seen in Tarkashi craft. Technique The technique of Tarkashi requires a high level of skill and meticulous attention to detail. The artisans begin by sketching the desired design on the seasoned wooden surface then shallow grooves are carved along the lines of the pattern using specialized tools like chisel and hammer. Brass or copper wires are carefully hammered gently into the wood following the contour of the design. After the metal wires are inlaid, the wooden surface is smoothed and polished to create a seamless finish.   

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