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Indian Wooden Statues
|Since times immemorial it has been the tendency of the human disposition to adorn every useful article. Wood has been an all time favorite choice of the craftsmen due to its soft texture. From the remotest ages wood carving has been a foremost art practiced all over the globe.Wood provides an excellent medium for the artists to express their artistic flair and creativity. Some of the finest specimens of wood carving can be traced back to the Middle Ages in Italy and France. The typical themes of wood carving in this era were Christian iconography. Indian wooden statues reflect the age old glory of Indian art and sculpture. India has a wide variety of wood to sculpt wooden statues, including sandalwood, rosewood, teakwood, mango wood, kikar, dhudi, sal and kadambh.
The wooden statues from India date back to the remotest times. The early wood sculpted shrines bear evidence to this fact. The wide assortment of wooden statues available in India comprises of a collection of fine craftsmanship. The pieces carved out either of hard wood or softwood is given various shapes and forms including that of Indian mythological and spiritual figures as well as a wide range of decoratives. Each region of India has developed its own style of wood carving and it has further been influenced by the local traditions and varieties. Wooden statues from India can also be categorized in two types, namely wooden wall sculptures and wooden garden sculptures.
The North India flaunts a distinct type of wood sculpture whereas the South Indian wooden statues are known for their intricate detailing. The North Indian wooden statues are mostly made from walnut wood while the South Indian wooden sculpture is mainly based on rosewood and sandalwood. In western India, especially in Rajasthan wooden figures of Ghangore, another form of Goddess Parvati is worshipped with immense devotion. The mail deity of the world renowned Puri temple in Orissa, a state in Eastern India is sculpted in wood. It is widely believed that the most popular form of wooden statues is the elephant. Mythological wooden statues from India serve to indulge you in a spiritual aura. Indian wooden statues are products of artistic brilliance in wood works. Indian wooden statues not only include wooden decoratives but also consist of a wide assortment of traditional designs. The intricately carved Indian wooden statues are scaled to perfect finish by bright shades to lend them the charm of aesthetic splendor.
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