Wood Carving of Delhi

Wood carving requires a lot of precision and is considered to be a promising job. Sandal wood carving involves skillful carving with intricate work on elaborate patterns comprising of interlacing of foliage and scroll work.

The craftsmen who are mainly migrants from Pakistan are involved in wood inlay work with the inlay work being with bone. Plastic and acrylic are also being used. Designs are drawn on seasoned wood with the help of a pencil after which the acrylic sheets are cut carefully as per the design and inlaid into the wood. Beautiful metal inlay with brass or copper wires is also similarly done. Traditional techniques of decorative wood work, carving, inlaying, turning and lacquering are being applied to high-quality furniture and accessories.