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Jaratkari is a craft involving the inlaying of colored stones into a marble slab. This art is used for embellishing the walls of a gurdwara. Usually semi precious stones such as lapis lazuli, carnelian and onyx are used in this kind of inlay work. The stones are fixed at a depth of about 3/8 to 5/8 inches.

The motifs used in a Jaratkari work show strong Mughal influence. The figures include human beings and flowers. The soft shades of a flower are created using an arrangement of colorful stones like jasper, agate and blood stone.

Updated on 7th December, 2015

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