Marble and its cultural links

Marble is a metamorphic rock, composed of crystalline calcium, commonly called limestone/dolomite rock. This natural rock is used in architecture and sculpting. It shows the refined taste of the past glory of our ancestors. It symbolizes purity and immortality and adorns your home.

The word marble derives from the Greek word, marmaros meaning “shining stone”. The Greeks and the Romans loved marble and their numerous sculptures are the witnesses of that. From decorative items to carving statues, and in modern days marble is also used for constructing kitchen countertops.

The origin of the marble is a big question mark. Various granites from different parts of the world:

  • Paros and Penteli (Greece)

  • Carrara (Italy)

  • Proconnesian (Turkey)

  • Macael (Spain)

  • Makrana (India)

  • Danby (US)

  • Yule (US)

Crafting marble sculptures are one of the oldest forms of art that can create three-dimensional ways.  Marble has the slight surface translucent texture that shows closest compatible with the human skin. In addition to that, it’s a soft and easy to work rock that gets more refined and polished with time. And at the same time it gets harder and more durable.

The popularity of marble is ever growing and we can find marble tiles to flooring to countertops, and many other items that are carved out of marble.  This ancient stone is weather resistant and does not stain easily unless expert artists want to add colour to it. Marble has given fine, elegant and durable architecture to many European countries and Asian countries. In our very country, Taj Mahal stands grandly as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and it is built with white marble. Washington monument, Temple of Artemis at Istanbul, Parthenon in Greece are the examples of some more famous ancient monuments.

The 4 major countries that are producing half of the world total marble are Italy, China, India and Spain. But when it comes to the origin of marble, the topic becomes a matter of debate. From Pompeii to Egypt to Native America, it could have originated any of these places. In the year 1884, mass production started and that is the same types of marble that we are using today. Various monuments, palaces, holy buildings are built with marble and at present, we use them in our baths and pools.

Renaissance witnessed marble in its artwork and decorative items. Over the period of time, the quarrying methods were improved and the technical uses were invented. Michelangelo created several beautiful sculptures out of marble in this period of history.

At Bharat Stones, we understand your fondness of marble, given its rich history. We are a trusted name of granite manufacture in Jigani and also export our products to various nations. It is due to our clean reputation that we have created our very own niche in the market of granite and marble products. Visit our website to know more about our products.

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