Bulk Wholesale Handmade Mango-Wood Book-Shaped Box / Keepsake Box with Floral Carving – Unique Jewelry Boxes – Distressed-Look Home Décor
|Art/Theme||Wood Carving, Distressed|
|Outer Dimension||Length||10.1 inches|
|Weight||1.09 Kg / 2.40 lbs|
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This traditional look book-shaped box enhanced with intricate carving is handmade by the artisans of India. Perfect for hoarding the precious jewels, this box instantly becomes everyone’s favorite.
- To carve this craft, tracing of the desired design is done on the wood-piece using zinc stencil. The excess wood is taken off and layers of work are created. Now the wood is carved using various hand tools and the carved pattern appears to be raised out.
The technical word used for this raised part is called relief. Usually the carving is in low relief (known as chilai). High relief is also done where the pattern is carved out deeper (known as takai). At times the carving goes very deep bringing a see-through to the craft.
The finer details are given to the wood using fine chisels. Lastly, the piece is finished by sanding, polishing and varnishing.
- Shabby chic is a very popular and demanding art-form that is inspired from the works of Victorian era.
- Artisans first layer the wooden piece with paint using a paint-brush (preferably pastel color paint with matte finish). The process of layering is done multiple times to bring rich and natural sheen to the piece. Then the piece is left to dry for a day. Next day, the piece is rubbed and distressed 2-3 times using sandpaper. Artisan often removes some paint, leaving proof of several layers of paint speckled over wood grain.