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Gold embossing

Gold is one of the most malleable metals on the earth, both physically and metaphorically. Accordingly, one gram of gold can be pounded into a 1-square-meter sheet. People consider gold as a symbol for everything from loyalty to wealth and power. Some believe gold was the first metal ever utilised by mankind, and gold prospecting was popular for centuries before it was ever used as money. The element that existed naturally was evident global phenomenon on every continent. Not only as an asset but gold is also needed for beautification such as gold embossing in art.

Without a doubt people employed gold across a wide range of belief systems, extensively in religious ceremonies and burial rituals. In fact, from the earliest civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India through the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome, gold was significant. The goldsmiths did not generally utilised in its purest form, but gilded onto other metals like bronze.

Golden embossing, image source : Rajasthan Studio

Gold embossing in India:

The Indian metalsmith is noted for a variety of metalworking and metal embossing techniques and has developed forms with sculptor’s vision, creativity, and sensitivity. The first non-ferrous metals used by humans were copper and tin. The embossing technique dates back to antiquity. Consequently, the artists use embossing with gold and silver for fine details work, and copper and bronze for bigger sculpting projects. 

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Rajasthan Studio has specially curated personalized Masterclass Workshops. This ensures the privilege of one to one learning from the expert artists. We only take limited seats in each workshop. Not only you can understand the art technique vividly but also practically do it along. Take back best of the learnt skills and art pieces.

A glimpse from the workshop.

Gold embossing in jewelry and artefacts:

Temple jewellery is among the most artistic of all types of jewellery, and it is a significant element of India’s southern states’ cultural history. These simple-yet-artful pieces of work, fashioned from gold and silver and embossed with pictures of gods and goddesses from temples in South India. As a result, the beautiful pieces have been making a comeback to the fashion mise en scène. There is a contemporary update of this jewellery style to enhance invidual pieces and make them appear heavier as artists add gemstones, diamonds, and filigree work. Markedly, available as necklaces, bangles, earrings, rings, chokers, and kamarbandhs, stones, diamonds, and filigree work to accentuate individual pieces.

Thewa is a unique jewellery-making technique that involves embossing beautifully worked-out sheet gold over the molten glass. Without a doubt, it arose in the Rajasthani area of Pratapgarh. Historians have traced its origins back to the Mughal period. The procedure was invented by Nathuji Soni, and the secrets of the art, which have been passed down through the years from father to son, are only known by the Raj-Sonis. You can find some of the best examples of this distinct kind of decorative art in Indian and international museum collections. Both Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, two of the most famous art gallery of all time. 

Royal Indian Gold Jewelry, image source:

Gold embossing in Palaces:

Indian camel hide paintings are a one-of-a-kind art form. The then-king of Bikaner, Raja Rai Singh, welcomed nawab Usta artists into his kingdom, and Bikaner’s Usta artisans created a new stream of Usta art. The descendants built majestic Junagarh Fort in Bikaner, which contains the Anoop Palace, Chandra Palace, Karan Palace, and Phool Mahal of Mehrangarh Palace. The craft is still alive and well, with Usta craftsmen practising the skills that their forefathers taught them.

Gold embossing in Phool Mahal, Jodghpur , image source :

In conclusion:

The artisans use embossing technique with gold and silver for fine detailed work. In another case, copper and bronze for larger sculpting tasks. Artistic works use Gold embossing now commonly use all over the world, particularly in text and logos with gold foil, because it creates a raised surface with the design higher than the surrounding paper area, giving it a royal feel!

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