After visiting the Taj Mahal, we went to a marble carving factory and shop. All marble carvers in Agra belong to one of the 18 original families who helped carve the marble for the Taj Mahal.
The work here is incredible. Jade, lapis, mother of pearl, and carnelian are carefully shaped, often mimicking the same images seen at Taj Majal.
Sadly, this may soon be a lost art. More and more often, family members are choosing to find more lucrative employment.