Painstakingly carved and
inlaid, the wooden articles of Uttar Pradesh are quire a rave with all
lovers of wood carvings.
here is known for its carvings in hard sheesham and particularly for its
famous vine-leaf patterns. The range of designs include floral, geometric
and figurative decoration, in addition to the traditional anguri and takai
carvings, jail (fretted ornamentation), brass, copper and lvory inlay work.
Bone and plastic are now being used as low cost substitutes for lvory since
extracting of lvory is banned in
Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh
is also known for its wood-work inlaid with brass wire on ebony or black
sheesham. The states of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh,
, Karnataka and Kerala have developed distinctive styles of wood carvings.
Even Rajasthan is noted for its carved sandalwood and rosewood besides heavy
Lacquering on wood nor only
lends colour and sparkle to the products, but also smoothens out the
contours thereby imparting a lustrous finesse.
is well known for ornamental lacquering involving intricate patterns like
zig-zag and dana work, atishi, abri or cloud and
, a number kitchen utensils for children to play with, are made.
The artistic woodcarvings
draws inspiration from the old Indian tradition of worship. Apart from
marvelous prototypes of various gods and goddesses, the wall plaques,
statues and toys made of rosewood, sandalwood and teakwood are mesmerizing
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