The cultural interaction and opulence of Mughal and Rajput cultures in olden times created a space, where art and craft thrived and therefore their cities attracted many skilled artisans. Marori and Charkwan are two metal engraving crafts that evolved in this period.
In this technique, a blunt chisel is used to trace imprints of the design on to the metal surface. The floral patterns are created by chasing or punching away the background around the relief work. The chased areas are filled with black lac, which is fused to the surface. The floral designs glitter against a black background. This form of work is known as Marori. When the pattern is black and the background is in copper or brass, then the work is called Chrakwan.