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Friday, July 11, 2008

Indian Art and Craft : Wood Work - 21

The tradition of wood-carving has existed in India from ancient times. The early wood-carved temples bear witness to the craft. Wood-carved temples exist till date in Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In India, each region has developed its own style of carving influenced by local traditions and wood varieties. Folk forms in woodwork include toys, puppets and religious objects and carvings.

North India has a tradition of carved wooden doors with intricate designs, brass inlay and trellis work for the windows.

Assam, with extensive forests, has a rich tradition of woodwork. Most places of worship include large carvings of mythical figures like half-man, Gaurda, Hanuman and Lion. In West Bengal, clay houses have large wooden pillars and beams with intricate carvings.

In Kashmir, houses are lined with wood, with ceilings in gemoetrical patterns and lattice-worked windows made up of pieces of wood locally known as Pinjara. The state also produces items like furniture, screens, boxes and bowls, mostly prepared from walnut wood, which is found in abundance. Decorative wood panels on ceilings and pillars are called Khatamband.

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