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Wooden Figurines from Bengal

These wonderful wooden artefacts have travelled a long way before reaching Surajkund, a town in Haryana where an annual craft fair is conducted.

India has a tradition of breathtakingly wonderful wooden handicrafts. The wooden handicrafts here are marked by its vast cultural and ethnic diversity. The tradition of wood carving in India can be traced to ancient times.

Bengal wood artifacts are famous for its variety. The wood from Bel and Neem are used for carving and various colourful figures are painted on them. Figures related to religion especially that of Hindu deities, common human life and animals constitutes the theme of these artefacts. Next time, travel to the fair, to find many more wonders of handicrafts in India.