Best of Our Artisans
Ramesh sharma, alwar, 38
Ramesh is a third-generation marble statue artisan who grew up in a small village in Alwar, Rajasthan. His father and grandfather were also skilled artisans, and he learned the craft from them since he was a child. Ramesh is known for his exceptional skill in carving intricate designs and patterns on marble. He has a keen eye for detail and takes pride in creating lifelike and aesthetically pleasing statues of Hindu deities. Ramesh dreams of expanding his business and establishing a workshop where he can train the next generation of artisans.
Gopal, VARANASI, 31
Gopal is a young and talented artisan who specializes in making statues of Lord Shiva. He was born in Varanasi and grew up in a family of marble statue makers. Gopal's father recognized his talent when he was still a child and started teaching him the craft. Gopal is particularly skilled in creating statues of Lord Shiva in various poses and forms. He is also an expert in polishing and finishing the statues to give them a smooth and glossy look. Gopal's ultimate aspiration is to create a masterpiece that will be admired and remembered for generations to come.
BABULAL, JAIPUR, 50
Babulal is a middle-aged artisan from Jaipur who has been making marble statues for over 30 years. He is known for his creativity and ability to bring his clients' ideas to life. Babulal can create statues of any Hindu deity, but his favorite is Lord Ganesha. He enjoys experimenting with different poses, styles, and materials to create unique and stunning statues that stand out from the crowd. Babulal's aspiration is to showcase his work in national and international exhibitions and win recognition for his talent.
Shyam SIngh, Agra, 35
Shyam Singh is an artisan from Agra who has been making marble statues for more than 20 years. He is a master of the traditional art of Taj Mahal marble inlay work, which involves using precious stones and marble to create intricate designs and patterns. Shyam Singh's skill and precision in this craft are exceptional, and he has won many awards and accolades for his work. Shyam Singh dreams of opening a museum where he can showcase his unique style of marble inlay work and educate people about this ancient craft.
MAMRAJ, UDAIPUR, 46
Mamraj is a skilled artisan from Udaipur who specializes in creating large and elaborate statues of Goddess Durga. He has been in the business for over 25 years and has created some of the most magnificent Durga statues in the region. Mamraj's skill in carving and sculpting marble is unparalleled, and he can create statues that are over six feet tall. Mamraj aspires to create a masterpiece that will be installed in a prominent temple or public space, where it will be admired and worshipped by people from all over the world.
KISHANLAL, BHILWARA, 28
Kishan is a young and ambitious artisan from Bhilwara who is determined to bring a modern twist to the traditional art of marble statue making. He has studied design and sculpture at a workshop in Mumbai and has developed his unique style that blends contemporary aesthetics with traditional techniques. Kishan's statues are bold, abstract, and thought-provoking, and they have garnered him a following among the younger generation. Kishan's ultimate aspiration is to create a series of statues that represent social and environmental issues and raise awareness among the public.