It took a period of 22 years and 22000 artist's to build the Taj Mahal. Clearly it makes us wonder why a building merely a few hundred feet high took so long. Only a near view reveals the reason and its perfection. When in our hasty times we see enormous structures of hundreds of stories raised in a few years like the Burj-al-Khalifa in Dubai (nearly a kilometre high and built in merely 5 years), it becomes imperative to consider why 22,000 men worked for 22 years on this little tomb. We begin to sense the difference between industry and art and perhaps more importantly, we sense the ultimate lesson it offers: beauty, which lasts based on love.
Such has been the history of Agra Art Gallery. We started 10 years ago & now have thousands of inlayed articles and a few hundred masterpieces, as a result of the hard work of the entire Agra Art Gallery family. It has been the preserver of the art of "Parchinkari" since 1984. The art which adorns one of the wonders of the world, the shining example of Indian architecture at its pinnacle : The Taj Mahal. It was introduced by the Great Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the 17th century. It involves the inlay of rare and beautiful semi-precious stones on dazzling white marble from Makrana, a city in Rajasthan, India.
In the span of more than a decade, I have met people from all over the world and have helped them decorate their homes with this beautiful art. Many of these people have revisited Agra Art Gallery more than once. It fills me with great joy to share this art over the internet & in our gallery with thousands of people who have embraced it and the countless more who will be inspired by it.
This art is one of the lesser known arts which makes it more surprising and exciting for people from all corners of the world. And here I proudly introduce you to it. We look forward for you to visit us & see the beautiful art our gallery has to offer.