Meenakari Items

Meenakari Items

Meenakari is an ancient and popular form of artwork in Rajasthan, India.

It is the art of decorating metal with enameling work and the dominant colours used are red, green and white. The other famous centres in Rajasthan for silver Meenakari are Nathdwara, Bikaner and Udaipur while glass enameling is famous in Pratapgarh.


Meenakari Art Work

Meenakari art work follows a high level of skill and craftsmanship. The metal piece on which meenakari is done is fixed on a lac stick. There are designs of flowers, birds and fish engraved on the metal which creates walls or grooves to hold colors. The color's enamel dust is poured into the grooves and then each color is fired individually. The heat from the furnace melts the color and the liquid gets spread equally into the groove. This is repeated.

When each colour is fired individually, those colors which are heat resistant are applied first and then re-fired with additional color. White is applied first and red at the end, as a rule. After the last color has been fired, the object is cooled and burnished with agate. The hollows of the grooves are filled with different colors which determine the play of light.

The Meenakari home decor items look fabulous and the craftsmen team executes their best while at work. Light up your home with beautiful meenakari artwork. Some of the Meenakari home decor items include:

  • Bowl set
  • Chowki with white alloy metal
  • Almirah
  • Jewelry box
  • Utility box
  • Chair
  • Dining set
  • Book rest
  • Temples
  • Low stools
  • Key holder
  • Chowki set
  • Arm chair
  • Roman chair
  • Gun box cum seater
  • Thrones
  • Chest of drawers and console
  • Decorative Frames
  • Corner table
  • Pen holder
  • Photo frames
  • Ash trays

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