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Stone carving from Orissa

These are the beautiful stone carvings of Orissa exhibited in the Crafts Fair held at Surajkund in Haryana. It is an annual fair organized by Haryana Tourism to promote Indian handicraft and handloom tradition and for the craft enthusiasts; this fair is a must-to-be-included item in their travel plan.

Stone carving is a major handicraft of Orissa. The craftsmen of Orissa specialize in making figures and icons of soap stone and granite. Many of the carved figures are those of gods, goddesses, Buddha, nymphs and mother and child. Along with these, various beautiful dance poses are also carved from these stones.