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Agra has long been associated with its artisan heritage. If anything reminds you of the immense wealth of its crafting traditions you just have to look at how the Mughals advantaged on it
Agra has long been associated with its artisan heritage. If anything reminds you of the immense wealth of its crafting traditions you just have to look at how the Mughals advantaged on it…whether it was emperor Babur and the stone craft of Agra Fort, the exquisite work in marble and Pacchikari: stone inlay on the Taj Mahal, or the splendid work on the Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah , or the Baby Taj as its called for its impressive architecture, stone inlay and fantastic marble lattice screens and fine carvings, at nearby Sikandra.
From calligraphy to embroidery, from rugs and carpet making to exquisite marble latticework, the lanes of Agra are enriched with old and rustic shops that bring to life some of the most startling and breathtakingly perplexing pieces of art. Observe the effortless inlay of patterns on marble done by the masters of - Pacchikari: Stone Inlay. Moving ahead, lay eyes upon the fine motion of hands in the artisans of Zardozi embroidery that have been creating elegant patterns on fabrics since the time of royal lineage. Keeping alive the ancestry of Persian style carpets are some artisans who weave decorative carpets which are a delight to watch. So, go on this trail and witness the magicians at work!
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