Wood Carving Artisan
Mr. Laxman Bhatt
68 Yrs; 53 years experience; Amer, Rajasthan
” I am an artist and I am proud of it. I started at an early age, with the talent inherited from my ancestors. With my slow and steady efforts, I honed my skills in carving. The piece of wood and my passion to keep giving shape to my imagination motivated me throughout.”
About Wood Carving:
Woodcraft is form of carving on wood. A cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel in two hands or a chisel on one hand and a mallet on another hand is used to make this beautiful wood work. Hence, the resulting handicraft is a wooden figure or figurine.
Woodwork of Rajasthan dates back to 17th century. Intricately carved wooden doors and windows and furniture designs in palaces and haveli are testimonies of its popularity in the medieval era. Even today this craft is practiced extensively in various parts of Rajasthan.
Apart from creating doors and windows, Rajasthan’s artisans have exhibited exemplary craftsmanship in designing unique parapets, furniture designs, jewelry, and jewelry boxes. Wooden carving idols of deities like Buddha and Ganesha have reached its artistic peak today. Rajasthan’s woodcraft can be seen in home of every art lover. Beautiful and intricate designs, lovely natural colours, impeccable quality, and high durability have made these wooden articles a favorite pick these days.
Deities-Buddha and Ganesha
Jewellery and jewellery boxes