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Stone Craft in Uttar Pradesh

India has been a bestowed land of arts and crafts from the time immemorial. From ancient times, various crafts have evolved here in metallic and non-metallic materials. Stone work is one of such wonderful craft in India which holds a rich tradition.

Since the 7th century, guilds of artisans and stone carvers have existed here. Different types of stones like, marble, soapstone, sand stone are used by craftsmen to make various elegant crafts. Featured in this video is artisans engaged in stone craft near Agra Fort in the state of Uttar Pradesh.