Intricate work on Taj Mahal Walls (WPC: Intricate)

 Intricacy and India go hand in hand.  The 16th century white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal leads the intricacy work not only in India but also in the world.

The  white marble walls of the monument are  inlaid with semiprecious stones such as jade, amethyst, lapis lazuli carnelian etc. Inlaid stones are polished and leveled to the surface of the marble walls using a technique referred as pietra dura.

Intricate depiction of flowers and vines also have been carved into the marble stone and polished to reflect in the sunlight. Below is a minute section of the intricate work of the magnificent monuement  of  an Persian Architect.

Intricate work on White Marble (Taj Mahal) Photos: Saba-Thambi Jan2015

Intricate carvings on white marble and pietra dura techniques on dados (lower part of the wall) (Taj Mahal)
Photo: Saba-Thambi Jan2015


Dados (lower part of the walll) on the wall of Taj Mahal (photo : Saba-Thambi)


Close-up view of the dado depicting the carvings and motifs of flowers (Taj Mahal) Photo- Saba-Thambi Jan 2015


Flowers and vines are carved on the white marble and flower motifs as border(Taj Mahal)


Another close-up view of the inlaid semiprecious stones.


A detailed floral pietra dura with coloured stones (Taj Mahal)


Part of the border with semi precious stones.

The above post is in response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”

All of the entries are great but  some of them are above all:.

1. Roman Empire Mosaics

2. Fibonacci (Nature’s intricacy)

3. Myanmar Temples

4. Cambodian Bamboo Bridge

10 thoughts on “Intricate work on Taj Mahal Walls (WPC: Intricate)

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yes everyone should see that. I took so long to do it and am happy that I have ticked off one item from my bucket list 😄

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