Hand-Carved Wooden Elephant

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In hindi language the term jaali means net. Indian artisans from mughal and rajputana times have used the jaali designs on the windows, ceilings, artefacts,  furniture etc . The material ranged from stones, wood, marble.

These jaali work can be found in Taj Mahal, many famous tombs of the kings in India.

                   

 

 

Needless to say these intricate design requires lot of patience and craftsmanship.

 

The raja and maharajas of India liked beautiful handicrafts and the artisans in the lure to make a moolah from them use to come up with unique creations. The Hand carved wooden elephant statue is one of them.


This particular handicraft is carved from a single block of wood and mainly the back of the elephant is where the net carving or jaali work is done. To make this item unique the artisan has craved a baby elephant inside the elephant. This baby elephant is carved delicately and with lots of patience through the holes present in the jaali. So, if one looks through the net a beautiful baby elephant can be seen. 

 You can find this product on our store, by clicking the link below. 

http://www.themahstore.co.uk/products/hand-carved-elephant

 

 This unique creation is beautiful and an absolute delight to own .

 

 

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