Need to Know Story of Mosaic Art WorkPayal Sisodia
It’s so easy to get lost in the beauty of mosaics. When light reflects off of the array of pottery, stone, or glass, it dazzles the eye. You don’t have to wait for the sun to hit the mosaic when you purchase a lamp! Just switch on the lamp and, voilà, there you have it! The ambiance of your entire room will transform as the light dances across the walls. If you appreciate the beauty of the world, both small and intricate, you’ll love switching on your mosaic lamp. Would you know how mosaic lamp manufacturing start.
Firozabad Glass Industry
Firozabad city is also called as the Glass City of India or the city of bangles. The city produces multi-range of glass products and related products on varied designs and styles to decorate the home and ornament collection. The city is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of glass; nearly 50% of the glass production is exported.
The glass manufacturing industries comprises of major industries, small scale industries and Gail units. Various glass products manufactured by these industries were bangles, kada, kangans, jars, glasses, candle stands, flower vases, decorative lights and many more. Glass art wares and glass domestic wares are the types of glass products manufactured in Firozabad glass industries. The present industries use natural gas as fuel. The glass blowing is done through pot furnace and glass modelling is done through regenerative tank furnace.
Centre for Development of Glass Industry in Firozabad
The centre for the development of glass industry – CDGI was set up in Firozabad in 1992 by the Government of India. This project is a joint venture in collaboration with the Indian government, the state government of Uttar Pradesh and the United Nations Development Program which is also termed as the United Nations industries development organisation. The project was setup in Firozabad since glass manufacturing is the major form of industrial occupation in the city as it runs nearly 500 units of small scale industries on glass manufacturing only.
The small scale glass manufacturing units in Firozabad alone contributes about 70% of glass production in its sector in India providing employment for more than 150,000 people from and around the city. The project CDGI primarily aims on providing the required technical and developmental facilities to the small scale glass manufacturing sector in the city. The services include laboratory services, pollution control division, combustion engineering, product & technology development unit, pot development unit, consultancy & trouble shooting services, design & decoration units and the training centre.
The entire CDGI project works on the strategy put forth by the Ministry of micro small and medium enterprise. The main focus the project is to create employment chances, skill improvisation, proper deployment of energy & resources, formulation & introduction of new methodologies and environment protection.
History of Glass in Firozabad
In ancient period the invaders got glass products to India. When these glass products got worn out the particles were collected and stored in a furnace known as “Bhainsa Bhatti” in Firozabad. This incident lit the start of glass industries in the city. Using wood as fuel the glass particles were melted inside the furnace. This age old methodology of glass melting is still followed in some regions of Firozabad. From the metal glass new glass bangles were produced, at a time only one bangle can be produced which has no joints; these joint-free bangles are called as “Kadechhal Ki Chuddi”. White and coloured glass products were manufactured by these industries to decorate the assembly and drawing rooms of the royal courts. Slowly other glass products were manufactured in these industries which become much popular in Indian markets and marriages.
The ancient name of this town was Chandwar Nagar. The name of Firozabad was given in the regime of Akbar by Firoz Shah Mansab Dar in 1566. They say that Raja Todarmal was passing through this town, on pilgrimage to Gaya. He was looted by robbers. At his request, Akbar sent his Mansab Dar Firoz Shah here. He landed near or about Datauji, Rasoolpur, Mohammadpur Gajmalpur, Sukhmalpur Nizamabad, Prempur Raipura. The tomb of Firoz Shah and ruins of Katra Pathanan are the evidences of this fact.
During ancient periods, invaders brought many glass articles to India. These glass articles when rejected were collected and melted in locally made furnaces called as “Bhainsa Bhatti.” This was the start of the glass industry in Firozabad. In these furnaces, wood was used as fuel. These old traditional furnaces are still in use in Sasani near Aligarh and at Purdal Nagar.
Mosaic Art Work
A comprehensive mosaic art work category must be where you could consider decorating even the tiniest things around your house. For instance, choosing transparent tiles for sticking to a lamp so that a colourful glow is generated! You may consider highlighting the windowpane corners. Moreover, you could consider applying them on coffee or tea trays, decorative boxes, and vases that are simple, cheap, and lots of fun to make.Watch this video to DIY a coffee or tea trays with stone pebbles!!!
Glass mosaics are crafted one by one in Mosaic Lamps products, which are 100% handcrafted. Products crafted by Turkish expert glass mosaic crafters allow the eye-catching transparency of the glass to meet with the light. The making of mosaic dates back to 6.000 years before in Anatolia land in Turkey. Now becoming an authentic decorative subject, also being called Moroccan lanterns as well as Turkish lamps, this stylish mosaic lamps have been a lighting material in most of the homes for centuries.