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Intricate Meenakari on Silver with Jaswant Kumar Meenakar

Art | Meenakari, City Special, Masterclass, Meditative, Multi-Gen Art, Must-Do, Unexplored ₹7,080.00 Jaipur
  • Duration: 3 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Language: Hindi / Rajasthani

Celebrate the Colours with Jaswant Kumar Meenakar

What you’ll do

  • Book personalized Live Experience with Jaswant Kumar Meenakar
  • Curation of the session based on the questions asked to the customer.
  • See yourself through the eyes of an artist or simply observe the genius at work.
  • Understand the process of Meenakari / Enameling.
  • Live demonstration of what goes into this elaborate process.
  • Learn different materials and techniques used in Meenakari / Enameling.
  • How the metal piece is carved out of the sheet and given a form.
  • How the engraving is done on the ready metal piece.
  • What are the different tools used for Meenakari / Enameling?
  • How the colours are made from the natural stones
  • How are colours filled in the engraved piece
  • How the piece is kept in the kiln for colours to melt and harden
  • Artist also briefs you about from where you can procure the material and tools for the art form.
  • Maximum 2 people can book an experience. In case if you are more in number than you can drop an email to us on contact@rajasthanstudio.com
  • Rajasthan Studio Team Member would be there to help you.

About the Artist

Jaswant Kumar Meenakar’s ancestors have been pursuing the art for 450 years. Among them Bir Bahadur Singh, Prithvi Singh, Bansidhar Ji, Mahatabai are notable.

Artist’s father, Deendayal Meenakar kept this tradition alive and was given the President’s Award in 1968 by the Government of India. In fact, Jaswant Ji is himself a National Merit Award recipient. His outstanding work has taken him places and he has brought many prestigious titles home.

Artist’s Inspiration

Consistency in the practice of his art and representing India at the international level has been his driving force.

Artist’s Awards

National Merit Award – 2005
State Merit Award- 1992-93

Artist’s Studio

Jaswant Kumar Meenakar’s studio is located in one of the by lanes of the old Pink City. The workshop is artistic and elegant, with all kinds of Meenakari / Enameling masterpieces. The location is easily accessible and close to places of interest. It is perfect for foreign and Indian travellers, artists, art enthusiasts, students, designers, etc.

About Meenakari / Enameling

Meenakari work originated in Persia and was later introduced to India through the Mughal invaders. However, over the course of time, it has been frequently associated with the culturally vibrant state of Rajasthan.  Raja Man Singh of Amber brought skilled workers from Lahore. Meenakari is normally done by creating a design on brass, copper, silver and gold with the help of simple tools. The engraved design on the metal is filled with coloured enamels to have a final vibrant output.

Group Size

Up to 2 people

Includes

Material for making Meenakari / Enameling item, tea and refreshments

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  • Preeti Gaggar
    07/12/2019 at 6:02 pm

    Highly recommended meenakari experience in Jaipur! What a fun way to meet artist, learn new and creative art form, and an awesome time to understand the royal history ♥️ The meenakari experience with Jaswant Ji was just amazing and it was wonderful to know someone who comes from a family of artists who have been following this art form for more than 450 years now. I just LOVED it! The area is super cool in the heart of the city. The best thing is that we made a beautiful silver souvenir under his guidance. Thank you, Jaswant Ji, for being so patient, welcoming and creative – you are part of our wonderful memory!

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