TAJ MAHAL - AGRA
TAJ MAHAL - AGRA
TAJ MAHAL - AGRA
TAJ MAHAL - AGRA

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TAJ MAHAL - AGRA

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Silhouette of Taj Mahal in Agra, India.  A decorative design object in the living room, on the coffee table or on the windowsill.

It is possible to have a personal greeting engraved on the holder, which makes the sculpture an obvious gift.

DIMENSIONS:
22 x 15 cm
MATERIAL:
Birch wood
COLOR:
Organic linseed oil we mix ourselves with shades of blue pigment

BUILDING: The Taj Mahal was built between 1632 and 1653 and is now on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1983. 20,000 people worked on the construction of the building. The chief architect was Ustad Ahmad of Lahore.
No expense was spared during the construction of the Taj Mahal, which was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia.
More than 1,000 elephants were used to transport the building materials. The white marble was imported from Rajastan, Japis from Punjab and jade and crystals from China, turquoise from Tibet, lapis lazuli from Afghanistan. The sapphires are from Sri Lanka and the Carnelian from Saudi Arabia. A total of 28 different gemstones were embedded in the white marble!

The central part of the mausoleum is surrounded by four identical minarets, which are built with an outward slope so that in the event of an earthquake they will fall to the ground away from the mausoleum itself. To the left of the monument is a red sandstone mosque. The mosque was built to sanctify the area and create a place for pilgrims. On the right is a faithful replica of the mosque, known as jawab, built solely for the sake of symmetry. However, the building is not used as a mosque, as it does not have the correct position in relation to Mecca

The architect behind the construction had his right hand chopped off when the construction was completed. This was to prevent him from building a similar one.

When it was built, Shah Jahan had a desire to build a similar Taj Mahal on the other side of the river. It just had to be black. However, it never came to fruition when he died.