Wood Craft Tour in India

India is a country where we find the unity in diversity, and because of the diversity, India have of various cultures, traditions and heart-warming creations by craft persons. India have their own specialties in the different regions and cultures. Here artisans have extraordinary inherited and ancestral skills to perfection. Today, the Indian markets are flooded with multiple options for shopping which can make even the unwilling person a prospective client. Todays india markets have a floody crowded over every where and the tuorists like india's creations and crafting. India have a way in some different handicrafts, paintings or antiques, traditional or modern Indian clothes, silverware, carpets, leatherworks.

As one, opens the cultural basket of India, the first treasure comes out is the excellent paintings. Apart from the globally acclaimed painters, India is also rich with the traditional rural paintings, like Madhubani Paintings of Bihar. The village women exploring their imagination make the paintings, and these bright paintings are going palaces across the globe. These traditional Indian folk art paintings are worth of collection.

Wood Craft In India :

Wooden Handicraft has been a style statement of the Indian community for centuries. It exhibits the tradition of exquisite natural beauty, elaborate woodwork for architectural purposes and the manufacture of furniture.

Wood Carving :

Painstakingly carved and inlaid, the wooden articles are quite popular with all lovers of woodcarvings. The range of designs include carving in hard sheesham, particularly vine leaf pattern, floral, geometric and figurative decoration, in addition to the traditional anguri and takai carvings, jali (fretted ornamentation), brass, copper and Ivory inlay work. Bone and plastic are now being used as low cost substitutes for Ivory since extracting of Ivory is banned in India. Sandalwood and Rosewood carved handicraft is popular besides heavy ornamental furniture.

Ideal destinations to shop :

Saharanpur famous for hard sheesham carvings, Mainpur in Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala for distinctive styles of wood carving and Rajasthan.

Wood Lacquering :

Lacquering on wood not only lends colour and sparkle to the products, but also smoothens out the contours thereby imparting a lustrous finesse. India is well known for ornamental lacquering involving intricate patterns like zig-zag and dana work, atishi, abri or cloud and nakkashi. In Varanasi, a number of lacquered toys and miniature kitchen utensils for children to play with are made.

Sculptures :

The artistic woodcarvings of southern India 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 to behold.

Ideal destinations to shop :

Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujrat, Goa, Sikkim, West Bengal, and Karnataka.

Furniture In India :

Indian furniture made of wood; metal and cane are famous in the world for its exquisite craftwork. A stylish wooden chair and a bed with decorative artwork gives a royal look to the room.

Cane & Moonj:

Baskets made of moon grass, gives an ethnic with a raw look. These are available in attractive blends of traditional designs and modern functional utility. Durable and decorative cane furniture is the major items for export. Ideal destinations to shop: Kashmir, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Decorative Work :

Patra furniture plated with white metal is intricately carved and engraved. This exquisite metalwork, was a pride in the palaces of the royalties, and is even popular today. Lac furniture is exquisite variety and embellished with workmanship called Sankheda.

Ideal destinations to shop :

Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kashmir, Assam, Tripura, Orissa and Punjab.