Wood Sculpture

Wooden Buddha Statue Wood sculpture is a product of art that induces consideration about form and space together. Wood provides an excellent medium for artists to express their creativityWood is comparatively softer compared to stone and metal, and therefore can be molded as per the wish of the artists. Wood sculptures are found in museums, houses, offices, and private collections or even in a garden. They are everywhere and have an ancient and wide-spanning history.

Objects carved from wood were frequently used for religious purposes in antiquity, especially by the Egyptians. The early statues of the gods were of wood. In India, wooden statues date back to the ancient times and civilizations. Excavations show early Indian wood sculptures depicting religious and secular themes..

The wide range of wooden sculptures available in India comprise of ornate wooden pieces of fine workmanship. They are carefully carved using either softwood or hardwood and are available in the shape of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, Buddha, human figurines, animals, birds, and other abstract patterns. Skilled Indian artisans impeccably craft sculptures of Ganesha, Kali, Vishnu, Buddha, and others. They use their hereditary knowledge, expertise, and imagination in sculpting these wood statues. Each state in India displays an individualist style that has created a distinctive niche in the world market. The wooden sculptures from southern India are very famous for their intricate carving works and detailed finish. Idols of god, goddesses and demigods are the most popular themes in these sculptures. The northern parts of India too flaunt a distinct style of wood sculpture.

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