Keyword
Match



Arts & Crafts

Folk Dance Of Nomadic ...
Folk Musical Modes
Folk Paintings
Textileprinting
Bamboowork
Dhurries
Carpets
Dance
Craft And Bell Works
Stuffed Leather Toys
More Info...
Region
East India
West India
North India
South India
Central India
Adventure Wildlife
Beaches
Historical
Spiritual
Deccan Odyssey
Fairy Queen Train
Palace on Wheels
The Royal Orient
World Time
Train Schedule
Currency Info
Distance Calculator
Indian Railway Reservation
Weather Report
STD Code
ISD Code
FAQ
Tips
Packing List
Must Explore
How to reach India
Travel risks
Foreign embassies in India
Indian embassies in Foreign
Facts about India
Visa & passport
Home>>Central India>>Madhya-Pradesh>>Arts-Crafts>>Stone Carving

Stone Carving

Stone Carving

Stone Carving, Stone Carving art and craft, Stone Carving art of Madhya Pradesh, Stone Carving Arts & CraftsStone craft for them is dominated by sculpting or carving various deities on a piece of stone. Different tribe has different set of deities and they are very large in number too. For every occasion they have a different deity. Protecting, prosperity, punishing, every field has a different deity. And they believe in carving their deities on stone and worshiping them. However the type of stone changes from tribe to tribe.

This is because the different tribal zone has different type of stone in its area, which it uses for the craft. The most commonly used stone is soapstone. Memory pillars are also a significant stone craft of the tribes. These pillars little or big in dimension are installed in the memory of the dead. A hard crusted white stone is generally used for making such pillars. Apart from these crafts, the tribes master the art of making household items in stone, like grinder, rolling pin and many other useful domestic objects.

Stone Carving, Stone Carving art and craft, Stone Carving art of Madhya Pradesh, Stone Carving Arts & CraftsLater skills were handed down as family lore, from father to son. The famous rock cut temples of Vidisha, the sculptured stone temples of Khajuraho, the monuments of Orchha and Gwalior, all stand testimony to the excellence and inventiveness of the stone carvers of Madhya Pradesh. Each region has a distinct style. Gwalior specialize in jail (lattice) work, Jabalpur and Tikamgarh in attractive items such as statues of animals and human figures and Bastar in icons of tribal gods and goddesses and memorial pillars.

 

More Arts and Crafts in Madhya-Pradesh

>> Folk Dance Of Nomadic Tribes

>> Folk Musical Modes

>> Folk Paintings

>> Textileprinting

>> Bamboowork

>> Dhurries

>> Carpets

>> Dance

>> Craft And Bell Works

>> Stuffed Leather Toys

>> Zari Work

>> Ritual Motifs And Clay Design

>> Stone Carving

>> Tattooing

>> Terracotta

>> Textiles

>> Wood Carving

>> Dolls

>> Iron Craft

>> Jute

>> Metalwork

>> Ornaments

>> Papiermache

>> Pottery

 

More Information About Madhya-Pradesh

 
>> City >> Cuisine >> Arts and Crafts >> Fairs and Festivals
 

 

Comments for Stone Carving

 
 
 
 

User Gallery for this Page

 
View All Images for this Page (0)
 

Please login to add comments or upload Images

 
Email : Password :

 

 
 

East India  |  West India  |  North India  |  South India  |  Central India  |   By State  Theme tour  |   Rail tour  |  Travel Links  |  Site Map Contact us