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Rajasthan Sandalwood Carving

Rajasthan has a long tradition of sandalwood carving. Jodhpur is one of the important centers of this craft.

Usually this art is employed in the making of statues of humans, animals and birds. They are marked by their delicate and detailed carvings. These idols are often painted with bright colors. Apart from the idols, decorative items like trays, paper knives and other similar utility objects are carved from sandalwood.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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