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It's the cultural hub of ancient India and, up to this day, Jaipur
never fails to mesmerize the first-time visitor. The "pink city," so called because of its pink-painted sandstone walls, houses, and palaces, is an ancient capital of Rajasthan
protected by massive fortresses. It attracted artisans and skilled artists during its heyday to create one of ancient civilizations' impressive collections of stone carving, sculpture, silver jewelry, gems, blue potter, and ivory carving, to name a few. Its products were transported via the Silk Road and, later, the Indian Ocean, a prize possession by many European, Arab, and Chinese royalties. It's this cultural richness that inspired Marco Bicego
to create one of his popular themes, the Jaipur
Collection, hand-cut gemstones framed by gold. It depicts the depths of Jaipur
arts and its multi-faceted past.
Marco Bicego is available at Keller & George on Millmont St., Charlottesville.