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Meenakari (Enamel) Work

Raja Man Singh of Amber is credited with bringing master enamellers from Lahore to Rajasthan in the 16 th century, and thus starting the tradition of Meenakaari. Meenakari is the art of coloring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colors that are decorated in an intricate design. Meenakari (Enameling) was practiced in various centers in India and each geography specialized in its own variation of style and technique. Like in Lucknow the specialty of the artists was blue and green enameling on silver, while in Banaras the dusky rose-pink or the gulabi meena was the dominant color.

Meenakari (Enamel) Work