Tarkashi (Metal Wires Inlayed on Wood) with Mohan Lal Sharma
What you’ll do
- Book personalized Live Experience with Mohan Lal Sharma.
- 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 intricate details and techniques of Tarkashi.
- Live demonstration of what goes into this elaborate process.
- Learn different materials, techniques, and tools used in metal wire inlaying.
- What are the different tools used for Tarkashi?
- Demonstration of how to work with tools and dexterity
- 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 email@example.com
- Rajasthan Studio Team Member would be there to help you.
About the Artist
Mohan Lal Sharma learnt this craft from his brother and Guru Shri Gopal Lal Sharma when he was 14. Since then he has created a lot of work on Sheesham and another medium. Eventually, he started his own workshop and has trained many artisans since then.
He was awarded by Government of Rajasthan for 1985-86 National Merit Certificate and State Award in 1986-87.
This is a delicate craft done on hardwoods. It includes many tools depending on the approach of inlaying you take. And that is the fun and challenge in Tarkashi.
National Award – 2013
State Award – 1987
State Merit – 1986
Mohan Lal Sharma’s studio is a wonderful place to explore the intricacies of wire inlaying. The workshop is artistic and elegant, with all kinds of Tarkashi artefacts. 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.
Taar means wire. The technique of inlaying a fine flattened wire of brass/silver or gold in wood is called Tarkashi. The patterns are usually geometric and these hand-crafted boxes, decorations have adorned the everyday objects in the culture of Rajasthan for centuries to express royalty.
Up to 2 people
Wooden base, wire and tools for inlaying, tea and refreshments