Marble Inlay Work is one of the most attractive arts done on marble. This art work adorns the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra and other Mughal Monuments.The delicate process involves drawing, cutting and engraving motifs on marble surface manually. To start with, a desired pattern e.g., floral or geometrical design is engraved on the marble surface. Small pieces of semi precious stones of different shape are cut delicately to fit in these grooves precisely. These small pieces are then slipped and fixed using an adhesive into the grooves. The intricate inlay work is done in multicolor semi-precious stones such as Lapies Luzuli, Turquoise, coral, malachite, jasper and mother of pearl, Aesthetically used mother of pearl adds an ornate sheen to the piece.