"This pleasing golden chauki which is embellished with floral motifs and bright glossy colors of Meenakari art work which shows off the true spirit of craftsmanship of Udaipur.
* Handmade by the rural artisans of Udaipur
* Wooden base
* Strong and durable
* Coated with golden brass sheet
* Adorned with traditional floral designs
* Vibrant color schemes
* Can be easily cleaned with a wet cloth
* Ideal for keeping idols
* Keeping diya, incense stick holders, etc
* Useful as showpiece too
* Best for gifting to family and friends
Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 11.6 x 2.2 inches
Weight: 1400 gm
Origin: Udaipur in Rajasthan
Art: Meenakari Art
History and Art: The art work used to make the chauki is the famous Meenakari art work being practiced in India since 16th Century. Moghuls brought this art work from Lahore and since then Rajasthan is the main center of Meenakari art work.
This impressive meenakari chauki is made sensibly and skillfully by the artisans with lots of focus and devotion. To begin with, the brass sheet is beaten on an iron mould which has designs carved on it. The beating forms small grooves on the designs. Colors in liquid form are then filled into a wooden needle which is used to pour the colors into these grooves gradually and minutely. As each color is separately fired, the base color is filled at the end to avoid darkening and spreading of colors. This firing process helps the color to set and spread evenly. Once coloring is done the golden brass sheet is cut and fixed on a wooden stand which is the final procedure of the chauki making it attractive, stunning and ready to use.
Packaging: This product will be packed with bubble paper, shredded paper and corrugated box. It will not get damaged on the way. Further, if received in damaged condition, send us the photos within 3 days and we will send a replacement."