Agra is one of the main historical & important cities in India and it was the capital of India during Mughal’s Reign.
Agra is famous because of Taj Mahal, which stands in the city. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders in the world and most popular monument. The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan ruled from 1628 to 1658 and built the Taj Mahal (started 1632 & completed 1653) in the remembrance of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The city became the center of Art, Culture, Commerce and learning during the reign of Akbar and flourished under the reigns of Jehangir and Shahjahan. The thirty years of Shahjahan’s rule were comparatively peaceful and thus, his passion for Art & Architecture came into the fore and the world-famous architectural masterpieces were constructed like Taj Mahal, Red Fort (Lal Quila), Jama Masjid, Agra Fort and Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) etc.
Agra is famous for Stone, Leather and Embroidery Crafts. India’s rich Cultural diversity and Civilization are observed within the handcraft of Agra. Handicraft products from Agra reflects the imagination of Classic and trained craftsmanship. Craftsmen are experts in their work and hence makes superior quality craft as they carry methods and proficiency from their ancestors which have passed from generations to generations.
Stone Art is popular in Agra, but these Stones are available in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan States and southern region in India. Marble and Soap Stone are used in Houses, Shops, interior decorative etc. The master Artisans procure the Stones from these areas and cut in pieces, cleans it and further use it to make the Art. It is the art where craftsmen gives the fine expression on stone with various shapes & designs like flower motifs, traditional Jali/ Window work, etc. and make the religious idols of Hindu God & Goddess, popular monuments and other decorative items etc.
Master Piece Crafts team purpose is to reach those artisans who are distinctive, gives deep thought in making craft as per India’s Cultural & traditional values and use the techniques of historical art for special designing. We always try to make a direct connection with the artisans of this manner and work with them.
Our Artisan partners are masters in their field as they are the 3rd generation of their families who was involved in making the handmade crafts. We are introducing & promoting our artisan’s handmade work & spreading their Art, so that they would earn better and can secure the future of their families, who are living below poverty line and struggling to earn the livelihood. They make wonderful Craft and did not get the money of their hard work because they might not know the value of their Art.
We are trying to improve the living standard of our artisan community and focusing to improve their child’s education & health. There is a group of 45 Artisan members in Master Piece Crafts Artisan Community and both Men & Women Artisans are working in their areas with responsibility and credibility.
Our artisan partners are making products like Coasters, Tea Light Holders, Flower Vases, Boxes and Pen Holders etc. using Soap Stone and Marble.