Wood-carving is done with a lot of precision and is considered to be an auspicious job. Sandal wood carving involves intricate detailing and the articles are invariably carved with extremely elaborate patterns consisting of interlacing of foliage and scroll work.
The wood inlay craftsmen are mainly migrants from Pakistan. In the beginning, ivory was used for the inlay work but ivory has now been replaced with bone. Plastic and acrylic are also being used. Wood is first seasoned and the design drawn on it with a pencil. The acrylic sheets are cut carefully as per the design and after that inlaid into the wood. Beautiful metal inlay with brass or copper wires is also done.
Intricately carved jewellery boxes, and other decorative and utilitarian items are crafted. Traditional techniques of decorative wood work, carving, inlaying, turning, and lacquering are being applied to high-quality furniture and accessories.
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