India's carving heritage exemplifies intricate craftsmanship across wood, stone, and marble, reflecting cultural richness in every meticulously carved detail.
Some prints are so intricate, that they seem like they are hand drawn with a fine brush, but are actually color impressions of pieces of wood, deftly carved by expert craftsmen. Like the beat of gentle drums these blocks are carved by repetitive thumping of hammers over seasoned wood, creating patterns, geometrical and floral, gently.
Murti Mohalla situated between Kishanpole and Chandpole in the walled city of Jaipur, is the biggest manufacturing center for marble statues of Hindu and Jain deities. Jaipur also produces Human figurines, animals, and exquisite-bowls, carved marble vases, carvings and portraits. The entire world has great admiration for marble works of Jaipur.
The stone carving craft of Gwalior chips out beautiful sculptures and elements out of the dimension stones quarried out of the hills of Vindhya ranges, which surrounds Gwalior. The palaces and forts of Gwalior are resplendent with the stone architecture and sculpture. This piece of history is still being taken forward to create much sought after objects.
The craft of wood carving is regarded as one of the major aesthetic traditions of the region and undoubtedly, it holds way more value than mere a visual treat. The Devabhoomi(s) (God’s land) has innumerable temples with carvings of wood as well as stone. It is not only for the old ones, but the new additions also share the same expression.
The beauty of the aesthetic designs and patterns etched in silver against the deep black colour makes the products appealing to the eye and draws a large number of consumers world-wide. The unique aspect of the Bidri craft is the soil used to ornament the art objects. This soil has not received rain or sunlight for centuries and is collected by artisans from the inner areas of the Bidar Fort.
One of the most beautiful cities this country houses, Srinagar is known for its elegance and marvel, straight out of a fairy tale. Wrapped in the hem of snow-capped mountains, the city holds in itself the most serene lakes, impeccable flower gardens, unending apple and apricot orchards and a plethora of handmade crafts of a variety of materials, unique only to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.