This vintage mango wood jewelry box has been skilfully made by artisans in Saharanpur, a city that is home to some of India’s finest wood carvers. The thick forests all around provide ample wood needed for the woodcraft industry to thrive here. Dating back to about 400 years in Mughal period, some craftsmen came from Kashmir and settled down in Saharanpur. They took to woodwork to earn their bread and butter. Gradually this art passed on to the common man in Saharanpur. Today, Saharanpur churns out some of the finest wooden offerings. The process of carving starts with logs of wood being cut into flat slabs using saws. Usually two men hold the wood firmly, ensuring that the resultant slabs are cut to perfection. These pieces are then marked with pencil and cut in different shapes and sizes in keeping with the design, and then handed over to carving artisans. Carving is done by hand using basic instruments like saws, chisels, knives etc. The gifted artisans produce astonishing results with these seemingly simple tools. The pieces are finally assembled and polished by trained artisans, revealing offerings that are rich in detail and steeped in tradition
8" x 5.5"x 3"
Mango Wood Motif Carved Box 8x5.5
Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.
This product has been made from solid wood, hence natural variations in wood grain and color should not be perceived as defects. Every product is unique and made with love.