(Last Updated on : 11/11/2014)
The northeastern state of India, Uttarakhand is known for its scenic beauty and also some of the crafts, which have been appreciated by the connoisseurs of the craft world. Some of the crafts of the region include woodcarvings and ornaments making.
Craftsmen of Uttarakhand are experts in woodcarvings
. The abundant availability of wood in the region has led to the production of artistic wooden products. Classy designs are crafted on doors, windows and ceilings in the houses of the region. The beautifully crafted wooden furniture has drawn the attraction of craft lovers. The motifs mainly have Gods and goddesses and the craftsperson usually do specific latticework to fill in the open space of the windows, which gives a screen like effect.
The Kumaon and Garhwal region in the state make traditional ornaments
having very old designs and patterns. The ornaments are made in gold and silver and often copper was overlaid in brass.