Primitive Woodcraft



Wood is one of the easiest available raw materials. Since ancient times, it has been used to make various functional and decorative items. Primitive wood craft perhaps begins with the houses and boats and rafts that men and women made, using wooden logs and wood planks. Weapons used for defence and to hunt are also examples of primitive wood craft.

Ancient civilizations also used wood to make toys and utensils. Musical instruments were also made of wood.

The tradition of wood craft in ancient times also encompassed jewelry making. The tribes of India are well known for their traditional tribal ornaments , many of which are made of wood. These wood ornaments include earrings, anklets, necklaces, bracelets, armlets, pendants and other jewelry pieces.

Antique wooden furniture is another very attractive primitive wood craft product. Stools, chairs, tables, beds, and other furniture items, fall under this category.

Yet another popular primitive woodcraft item is wooden decorative items. These include statues , wall hangings , vases, bowls etc.

Various kinds of wood were used in ancient times to make craft items. Some of these varieties are:

  • Teak
  • Rosewood
  • Deodar
  • Sandalwood
  • Pinewood
  • Cane
  • Bamboo
  • Walnut
  • Sal

The wood was crafted using primitive wood craft tools .

The beauty of primitive wood craft products lies in their rustic appeal. It is their unsophisticated appearance and rough finish and simple designs that hold great attraction.

Asha Kamal Modi's Jewelry:

Her signature jewelry line, Art Karat, is one of the most well-known in India. It was launched in 1988. The ornaments are made of alloy metals and gold-plated silver . They make use of semi-precious stones and beads . The Art Karat collection boasts of jewelry that ranges from the classical to the contemporary.

Niru Rajeev Kumar's Jewelry:

Traditional Pachchikam jewelry of Gujarat, India, is revived in Niru's collection of designer jewelry of India.

Shobha Asar's Jewelry:

Launched under the brand name Shobha Asar, this designer jewelry is characterized by a combination of diamonds and semi-precious stones. These are set in platinum and white gold.

Alpana Gujral's Jewelry:

Her signature jewelry collection is dominated by bright colors and Indian motifs.

Lavina Godhwani's Jewelry:

Lavina Godhwani jewelry, sold under the brand name Bling, is chunky and uses diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones.

The designer jewelry of Farah Khan (the sister of Indian actor Zayed Khan), and Saba Ali Khan (the sister of Indian actor Saif Ali Khan) are other famous signature jewelry lines from India. Payal Seth's jewelry, Maheep Kapoor's jewelry and the Varuna D Jani Collection are also exquisite examples of Indian designer jewelry.

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