Handcrafted Ambari Elephant On Base | Sandal Wood | 15X4X4Xinch
|Craft Type||Sandal Wood Craft|
- Sandalwood is a valuable tree associated with Indian culture.
- Sandalwood is of great religious importance. The wood is used for worshiping the god Shiva, and it is believed that goddess Lakshmi lives in the sandalwood tree.
- The objects made of sandalwood are the most famous among the other wooden artifacts for its intricate carving and its sweet fragrance.
Sandal wood carvings sourced from artisans of Jaipur. The individual carvings conform to the standards to Shilpa Shastra and Agama Shastra which are ancient books teaching science behind art and crafts. Every carving reflects the beauty of Indian craftsmanship.
Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and, unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. The Indian sandalwood tree (Santalaum album) is perhaps the planet’s most expensive wood.
Sandalwood has been in use since more than four thousand years. As the story goes, Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva’s consort, used the paste of sandalwood to create Lord Ganesha. Placing of Sandalwood carving at homes and offices bring you prosperity and Pride.