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Nathdwara

 

'Nathdwara' collection has been inspired by the characteristic enamel work (meenakari) of Persian descent, practiced by the enamelers in Nathdwara- a small town in Rajasthan, famous for being the site of the second richest temple in India (Shri Nathji temple) and for the very collectible 'Pichwais'(cloth paintings).

A generations-old craft, the expertise lies both in the fine application as well as the production of a very fine type of enamel (powdered glass). This enamel acquires luster even when fired at moderate heat- without complete fusion.

The piece of metal on which the work has to be done is fixed on a lac stick. Delicate designs of flowers, birds, and esoteric symbols are etched/carved on it. The groves thus formed, hold the enamel. Each color/enamel is painstakingly applied with a fine brush and then fired to melt the enamel resulting in the end product which is then manually buffed for added shine and finish.

In case the design you like is sold out, write to us at shop@lai-designs.com. We will check if it is available in our Jaipur (India) workshop and the earliest it can be sent to our California office.

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