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Indian Wooden Handicrafts
Handicraft is the traditional art of creating useful objects or decorative items entirely by hand. Wooden handicraft is a craft to decorate or carve wood to create items with bare minimum tools. Each piece of handicraft is unique, owing to its individualistic craftsmanship. Items made of wood, affect each and every stage of human life. The range of utilitarian products and decorative pieces made from wood is immense.
India exhibits the tradition of exquisite natural beauty and breathtakingly beautiful wooden handicraft. The country’s vast cultural and ethnic diversity has enabled a variety of motifs, techniques and crafts to flourish in various parts of the land. India possesses a tradition of elaborate woodwork for both utilitarian and architectural purposes. Century old skills continue to produce some of the most artistic and exciting pieces of art, which are admired and collected not only by connoisseurs in India but around the world.
India is a land of exotic art, traditions colors, fragrances, festivals, language and wooden handicrafts occupy a significant place in Indian history and culture. It has a rich cultural heritage of which handicrafts form an integral part. In India, wooden handicraft has flourished over the centuries. Handcrafted wooden items are a prevalent feature of Indian culture. Skilled carve traditional designs on wooden items, enhance their look by painting with intricate metal/ivory inlay work. The magnetic appeal of Indian Wooden Handicrafts lies in its exclusivity. Mother Nature has blessed India with a vast number of tree species. India being a tropical country mainly has evergreen trees.  India’s fertile soil causes all types of trees to grow in abundance - which become an unlimited source for the basic raw material needed in this craft – woodcraft. The woods used for Handicrafts work in India are walnut, and sandalwood, Sal, Teak, Sheesham, Deodar, Redwood, Rosewood, Red cedar, Ebony to name a few are extensively used by Indian craftsmen, as they focus on the fine decorative carving and inlay work.
Wooden handicrafts are available in many sizes, shapes, finishes, and colors. Indian wooden handicrafts are renowned for their beauty and utility. Indian Wooden Handicraft includes items such as finely carved figurines, furniture and accessories, windows, doors, boxes, decorative pieces, utensils, panels, beads, Partitions, Screens etc which are available as carved, painted or inlaid on Wood. Today, owing to the increasing handicrafts manufacturing and handicrafts exports, the Indian traditional handicrafts culture has reached every nook and corner of the world.
Indian wood workers faithfully uphold and carry out the traditions of their forefathers in terms of style and use of tools. . The legacy of traditional handicrafts is passed on from one generation to the next.  In the 19th century India was famous for carved ebony wood furniture. Royal furniture carved out of ebony is still intact in a number of palaces of India.
India's cultural diversity results in a kaleidoscope of art and handicraft. Indian craftsmen create masterpieces with exotic shapes, designs, patterns and colors. Handcrafted with skill and expertise, Indian wooden handicrafts reflect unparalleled artistic virtues.
The hallmark of Indian wooden furniture has always been durability, ethnic flavor, elegance and design, attractive colors, unmatched workmanship and subtle elegance which lend a refined look wherever it is placed. Even today, the traditional Indian artisans working with wood employ the simplest of tools and faithfully adhere to the style of their forefathers - which has helped to keep the traditions alive.
Wooden Inlay Work
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Wallnut Cabinate
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Wooden Table & Chair Set
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Wooden Couch
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Wooden Carved Box
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Wooden Carved Flower Pot
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