Our Sandalwood Masterpieces


National Award by President shri shankar dayal sharma to mr. mahesh jangid for the work of sandalwood carving work. (1993)

SandalWOOD MINIATURE CARVING WORK By Mahesh Jangid & Sons.

THE WOOD CARVING IS WIDELY PRACTISED ALL OVER INDIA. THE WOOD CARVING OF RAJASTHAN INCLUDES THE FIGURES OF GODS & GODDESSESSM MY THOLOGICAL FIGURES AND COMMON ANIMALS LIKE CAMELS, HORSES, ELEPHANTS, PEACOCKS ETS. FIRST OF ALL, WOOD IS CUT INTO THE DESIRED SHAPE AND THEN VERY FINE TOOLS ARE USED TO CARVE OUT FINE DETAILS OF THE DESIGN GIVING IMMACULATE ATTENTION TO THE MINUTEST DETAILS. THE FRAGRANT WOOD IS TUS PROFUSELY CARVED WITH SCENES FROM EPICS, NATURE AND THE CRAFTSMAN’S OWN CREATIVE IMAGINATION.

WOOD CARVING IS NOT ONLY AN ANCIENT BUT A VERY FAMOUS CRAFT OF RAJASTHAN. DIFFERENT KINDS OF WOOD ARE USED FOR CARVING, DEPENDING UPON THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE FINAL PRODUCT. FIRST OF ALL, THE WOOD IS CUT INTO REGULAR SIZES AND A FREE HAND DRAWING IS MADE WITH A PENCIL ON THE WOOD SURFACE. THEN , THE OUTLINE OF THE DESIGNS IS MADE WITH THE HELP OF A CHISEL AND FINE CARVING IS DONE WITH THE HELP OF A CHISEL AND FINE CARVING IS DONE WITH MINUTE TOOLS CALLED ULIS. THIS MINUTE CAVING INVOLVES ENGRAVING OF THE WOOD ON THE CONTOURS OF THE DESIGN WITH UTMOST CARE.


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