India cuts and polishes a large percent of the world’s precious and semi-precious stones. This cutting and polishing of gem stones produces mineral dust. We use this mineral dust and mix it with natural dyes and paints. This gives the paint a sparkle and also ensures that the colors don’t fade over time.
Artists in India have been using this paint to create miniature paintings – these are reproductions of the original Mughal Empire paintings. The Mughal Empire dates back to 1526. The art is intricate, elegant and royal.
We carry these miniature paintings in a variety of items. You can find these in hand carved walnut wood keep sake boxes, coasters as well as pre-packaged high elevation Darjeeling tea packs. These are popular because of their uniqueness and exceptional art.
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