Peacock in Marble Inlay by Fammmo Khan

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Dimensions : H- 30 | W -18 inches
Medium : Natural semi precious stone on Marble

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Fammo Khan's marble inlay depicts a majestic peacock perched gracefully upon a branch, its resplendent blue feathers captivating the eye. Within this masterpiece lies the essence of a revered tradition, kept alive by a dwindling cadre of master craftsmen. Each stroke of the chisel, each delicate placement of stone, speaks to a legacy of artisanal brilliance. In this intricate dance of skill and artistry, marble becomes canvas, and stones the vibrant hues of nature's palette. Khan's work serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring beauty and fragility of this ancient craft, urging us to cherish and preserve its legacy for generations to come.
Marble inlay, a revered traditional art form, thrives amidst a dwindling number of master craftsmen. This delicate process involves meticulous hand-cutting and engraving of marble shapes. It necessitates a collaboration of specialists, each proficient in their time-honed craft. Beginning with the meticulous pre-etching phase, artisans meticulously shape marble, compose intricate designs, and apply a vivid geru coating to accentuate etched lines. The inlay process unfolds with precision, as brass-cut designs guide the chisel-wielding hands to carve marble and delicately embed slices of semi-precious stones. Once set, the ornate surface undergoes meticulous polishing, revealing the masterful artistry of skilled artisans, ensuring the preservation of this ancient craft.

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    Fammo Khan, hailing from the bustling city of Agra, is a master of Marble Inlay, a craft that demands precision and finesse. With over two decades of experience under his belt, Fammo's journey in the world of marble artistry began at the tender age of 14, following in the footsteps of his father and ancestors who have practiced this art for generations. His intricate work, ranging from the size of an ant to the scale of a nail, reflects his dedication to preserving the rich heritage of marble inlay craftsmanship.

    While accolades and awards may not define his career, Fammo finds fulfillment in the appreciation of his clients, who often reward his impeccable workmanship with gestures like a silver coin. From embellishing building interiors with stunning 6ft x 6ft marble inlays to adorning walls and floors with intricate designs, Fammo's expertise extends across various architectural elements. His commitment to his craft knows no bounds, driven by a singular dream to walk the path of truth and integrity, infusing every piece he creates with honesty and authenticity. In Fammo's world, no task is too small or insignificant, as he believes in embracing every opportunity to hone his skills and uphold the timeless tradition of marble inlay artistry.

    Marble Inlay

    Marble inlay, also known as Pacchikari or Pietra Dura, popularly recognized as the craft of the Taj Mahal is an exquisite art form that has been practiced in India for centuries. It is a tradition of adorning marble surfaces with intricate designs crafted from semi-precious stones. It is especially cherished as a symbol of luxury, elegance, and cultural heritage, captivating admirers with its timeless beauty and craftsmanship. History and Tradition The history of marble inlay can be traced back to the Mughal era in India, particularly during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It is said that the technique of marble inlay was introduced to India by Persian craftsmen during this period. Legend has it that the art of marble inlay was inspired by the intricate patterns found in Persian carpets. Over time, Indian artisans adapted and refined the technique, infusing it with their own distinctive style and motifs drawn from Hindu, Islamic, and Mughal traditions. Technique Marble inlay is a painstakingly detailed process that requires exceptional skill, precision, and patience. At first, high-quality marble is carefully selected, serving as the canvas for the inlay work. Skilled artisans draw intricate designs on it, incorporating geometric patterns, floral motifs, and other decorative elements inspired by traditional Indian and Persian art. Then using specialized tools, they carve out recessed areas in the marble to accommodate the inlay pieces. Semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, malachite, onyx, and mother-of-pearl are carefully then cut into precise shapes and sizes to fit into the carved recesses. The stones are set in place using a combination of adhesive and pressure, ensuring a secure and seamless fit. Once the inlay work is complete, the entire surface is polished to a smooth, lustrous finish, revealing the stunning beauty of the intricate designs.

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