This exquisite wooden basket, made from mango wood, comes all the way from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Saharanpur is famous for its wood carving, particularly for its open work screens carved with the vine leaf pattern called 'anguri'. The intricate carvings, done in high relief, are called 'takai'. Wood carving in Saharanpur began with architectural carvings. To save time, artisans use punches nowadays instead of hand-crafting. The designs are then transferred onto planks using zinc stencils. Then, buffing is done meticulously to give that glossy finishing. The whole process took our craftsmen around 15 days. Although the base is made of wood, the intricately carved frame is fashioned from wrought iron. Bring home a touch of tradition and elegance with this wooden basket, which can be used for keeping magazines.
|Material Used||Wood & Iron|
|Handling Time||3 to 4 days|