J.K. Cottage Industries
J.K. Cottage Industries
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Over the years the company has gradually acquired in-depth expertise based on the skillful combination of consummate craftsmanship, excellent production capacity and hand cutting-edge process, staying true to the finest traditions whilst innovating constantly in an elegant union of Indian,Persian & Italian style, taste and culture. Exceptional Artisans, painstaking eye for detail, systematic organization of the work, specialized Inlay artisan teams employed in Manufacturing Handmade Marble Inlay Items, together with flashes of inspiration and notable interpretation ability, have contributed to establishing J.K Cottage Industries a strong reputation as an "engraver" of stone and its leading role in the global inlay sector. Every Item is a chance for J.K Cottage Industries to create a unique and valuable work of art.J.K Cottage has always worked with architects & Interior Designers , supporting them in their luxury building projects as an expert partner in all development phases and at the high-quality production stage. Indeed, all production takes place in India with final testing and pre-assembly at the J.K Cottage Industries in order to examine and verify the perfection of each work.The Inlay art is used in Making the Tajmahal in 1632 by emperor Shahjahan.The exquisite Inlay work Can be seen in the Tajmahal while visiting Agra,India.J.K Cottage makes its contribution to Indian art and culture, to beauty and craftsmanship, extolling the mimetic and versatile nature of marble and stone and celebrating all of their wonderful colors.The Live demonstration of marble inlay can be seen at our premises
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  • Sri
    San Jose, California3 contributions
    Exquisite Marble Artwork and Exceptional Customer Service
    We were taken here by our tour guide and loved the demonstration. Everything they make and sell is just exquisite. We had no compulsion to buy anything, however we did end up buying a table. We had requested that table be shipped to the US after a certain date and they obliged. However the base of the table when delivered was not what we had ordered. The dimensions and color was off. Initially, I was skeptical of any timely resolution. However, I was able to work with Mr Arif Khan, and he redesigned the table per our specifications. He sent pictures of the new table for our approval before it was shipped. Fortunately, we got the new redesigned table in less than two weeks. Overall we were very pleased with the customer service. Thank you, JK Cottage and Mr. Arif Khan.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Clarissa S
    1 contribution
    Honorable Business
    I highly recommend purchasing from this store. We were taken here as part of our tour. First, we were educated on the process of making inlay marbles, which was very manual and time consuming. The work was done by the descendants of the very people who built the Taj Mahal. They are also the ones doing renovation work at the monument. Due to the amount of hand labor involved, some of the artists lost their fingerprints. I felt the urge to bring home a piece as a reminder of the stunning beauty of Taj Mahal. This shop has a large variety of inlay marbles for various purposes, from table tops with Taj Mahal depictions to chess sets. Additionally, the people are focused on keeping a good reputation and building long term relationships. When I contacted them about an issue with the purchase, they quickly resolved it and followed through. One tip: everything in India seems negotiable, so make sure to do your research around pricing so that you are fully satisfied with your purchase. Keep in mind there are fake inlay marbles out there so look for true comparable benchmarks.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Meadow357
    Beachwood, Ohio65 contributions
    Phenomenal service and beautiful handmade products
    The service and honesty of the owner are outstanding. We purchased a magnificent inlaid marble table and it arrived back in the US via FedEx within one week’s time. I have bought from this store several times and the quality of their merchandise is second to none. I highly recommend them.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 19, 2024
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Sri
San Jose, CA3 contributions
May 2023
We were taken here by our tour guide and loved the demonstration. Everything they make and sell is just exquisite. We had no compulsion to buy anything, however we did end up buying a table. We had requested that table be shipped to the US after a certain date and they obliged. However the base of the table when delivered was not what we had ordered. The dimensions and color was off. Initially, I was skeptical of any timely resolution. However, I was able to work with Mr Arif Khan, and he redesigned the table per our specifications. He sent pictures of the new table for our approval before it was shipped. Fortunately, we got the new redesigned table in less than two weeks. Overall we were very pleased with the customer service. Thank you, JK Cottage and Mr. Arif Khan.
Written June 28, 2023
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JonathanSymonds
Marazion, UK603 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
We first visited JK Cottage Industries in 2007, on our first (of many) Rajasthan Tours, and were hugely impressed with the quality of the workmanship. This is exceptional work, and painstakingly executed, as you will see. As the name of the shop indicates, it takes work from tried and trusted craftsmen in the surrounding area, and as such provides a livelyhood for many families and keeps alive an amazing art.

According to the very hospitable and kind owner, Atif, their craftsmen are involved in the renovation work of the Taj Mahal, so you can imagine the standard of the work.
We went berserk and bought an amazing green marble coffee table, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and abalone, and 4 years later, on another trip including Agra, we simply 'had to' get a complementing table -top for the same room. Both pieces arrived in pristine condition, thanks to excellent packaging and transport organisation, and they truly are major works of art in our home.

The shop caters to all tastes and pockets, (our inlay is quite a modern style, but there is plenty of the more colourful traditional work, with blues, reds and oranges on white marble). Elephants (all sizes, photo-frames (I was bought one as a special Birthday gift - it's SO beautiful), some wonderful boxes, and of course, every size and style of table, from coasters and cheese-boards, to our full-size examples (see photos).

JK Cottages is a great place to visit all round - hospitable, interesting (they show you the carving process), and great merchandise. Having seen an awful lot of marble inlay shops, I am sure that you could not find a better outlet, than this one., and the owner is generous (he gave my Mum a beautiful box, and let my friend choose from many lovely elephants - good salesmanship, but also much appreciated!).
Written August 27, 2013
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Thankyou for your review it encourages me to provide the best of services to my customers. Best regards Atif
Written August 27, 2013
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JP H
London, UK29 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
It is a very nice shop, nice atmosphere and very good for tourists who are interested in the way things are made since they give you a little demo. So after looking at their smaller Taj Mahals, my girlfriend and I decided to get two and some elephants. To start off, it's overpriced (im half Indian), then he started packing the Taj Mahal and one of the marble pillars on the side cracked and broke off... he didnt seem to care and packed it anyway. I couldnt believe my eyes and told him to give me a new one... I mean, how can you be so shameless? So then all was good and we went to look at some elfants which we also got 2 of. When we arrived at home and eagerly unpacked our Taj Mahals, which were in as he called them, unbreakbale boxes, i found my Pillar to be cracked and broken off again. Then hours later my girlfriend unpacked hers and it was also brocken. To conclude, in the time we were looking at the elefants they probably switched the Taj Mahals and sold us broken pieces. We superglued them but it is just an unethical thing to do. Business lies on trust and you can not trust them, thats for sure!
Written February 13, 2016
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Dear Sir, Thank you for your Message First we are really sorry for the broken Miniature Taj Mahal. we have investigated the matter from my Packing department they said that the new Taj Mahal was packed in your presence. Sir Taj Mahal miniature is very fragile It might Have broken during Transit but there is no problem you are very respectable customer of our factory pls email us your complete address with the contact number we will dispatch 2 Pcs of new Taj Mahal complimentary at no cost. We sell very high end Marble Inlay Items at very reasonable cost & we deliver our marble handicrafts safely world wide. We assure you for the best services all the time. Have a nice day. Regards Atif Khan +91-9319108433 jkcottage@rediffmail.com
Written February 17, 2016
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lindsay56
Hua Hin, Thailand143 contributions
Apr 2013 • Business
We were guests at the Oberoi and they recommended a marble inlay company called oswals (they also have a shop in the Oberoi hotel).I picked out two small table tops and they wanted about $800 each for them.I just looked at the conman (sorry salesman) and walked out. I asked the driver if he Knew a reliable honest marble company and he recommended IK cottage industries, we drove in there and the men were working on marble pieces as we arrived, I found two pieces I liked asked for a no nonsense price and he quoted me $790 for the two small table tops,I couldnt be bothered haggling because he had beaten the opposition by 50%, they packaged them on the spot and allowed me to take them away and they came to the hotel at 7pm and I paid by credit card.I promised to do this review because he was a no nonsense guy that gave a good price up front.I also realise that the driver would have received a commission and I am happy with that.
Written April 22, 2013
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illflows
London, UK8 contributions
I was taken here at the end of a very long and hot day, sightseeing in Agra. I was the only customer and it was getting near dusk. The explanation and workmanship of marble inlay was fun and genial. The salesmanship, though, was full on and I found myself too exhausted by the day to haggle. As a result, I have an exquisite piece of marble work (one of the octagons that is about the size of a large dinner plate, with dense and diverse inlay and the wooden table legs for Rs 22,000. I got the impression that I had paid over the odds by the big smiles as I left and the speed with which those smiles disappeared when they saw me looking! It's very hard to know the right price and my guide had left me all alone to work it out. Without tiredness I would have probably offered about two-thirds of the price I paid, but you live and learn!
Written January 18, 2015
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Alisdair S
6 contributions
Aug 2013 • Solo
The story of the Taj Mahal's 20,000 people working for 22 years is a powerful one, and to see the same process used in 2013 using the same kind of marble was quite fascinating. The welcome I received, the tour of the process and the amazing designs of table tops was lovely. I liked it so much, I bought a table top!
Written August 5, 2013
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travelerlyle
Aiea, HI236 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
the tour of the factory was well done, taking us to the various steps involved in making the inlays...the showroom was great...a/c an important factor in keeping us comfortable...and drinks were served...the pricing was competitive (for my pocketbook) so i bought a taj mahal table top which they sent to my home free of charge (yes, i received it)....
Written July 2, 2013
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Jeff A
Baltimore, Maryland, United States7 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
Their products are beatiful... Shipping was fantastic and quick. Table was packed extremely well. Ordered a White Marble Pedestool (was perfect) - ordered a black marble top with white marble inlay ( but top arrived with mother of pearl inlay) - via many emails - they keep telling me that white = pearl. My invoice said white boarder (no where does it say it say pearl) - frustrated!
Written August 16, 2012
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StevenEEvans
London10 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
We had a good experience of visiting J.K Cottage Industries. Firstly the inlaid work was of a high quality. With this sort of work there are different levels of intricacy in the design and pricing varies accordingly.The people here seem very genuine and whilst they are of course selling a product they are not too pushy and are incredibly helpful.Whilst we did not need to ship the inlaid box we bought they do ship larger pieces such as table tops and they have references and e mails from clients who have done so. We are thinking through the possible purchase of an inlaid table top as they a wide range of lovely designs and their prices seemed sensible for such lovely products. Overall I would certainly recommend paying them a visit.
Written September 22, 2014
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TerrySouthAfrica
Paarl, South Africa84 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
During my stay in Agra, I was taken to JK Cottage Industries by my driver, and honestly thought this was going to be one of those pushy salesman situations. Well, in the end I was extremely impressed by the professionalism. I was taken through the entire process and every detail, was well explained, and extremely interesting. The inlay work is out of this world, and it takes real craftsmanship to do this type of artwork which gave me more appreciation for the work done by these people. The owner shows you all the different designs they have, a person can actually spend hours in the showroom. Was served some chai tea. Overall it was very impressive. I bought a table top with the stand, and it was delivered on my return home. The entire process was done honestly and extremely professionally and I can recommend them without a doubt! Keep up your fantastic work. Namasté
Written August 26, 2013
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