Traditional burdwan wood craft sculpture made of natural mahogany wood hand-carved by the master artisans from Burdwan, West Bengal.
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Wooden Dolls of Natungram is very popular in West Bengal and also in India. The art-making wooden dolls have been an age-old practice in India and Natungram is one of them. It situated in Burdwan district of West Bengal. There are many kinds of dolls like Gour-Nitai, Wooden owl, Krishna, Royal couple etc. The wooden owl is most popular among them. The artist of Natungram used to work in stone carving first. with the king's patronage, they were working well. But after the fall of the king of Bardhaman, the craftsmen face difficulties. Then they left the stone carving industry and started doing fine arts and wooden works. One of the common family names here is Sutradhar because inspirations for most dolls are drawn from mythologies and folklore. Dolls are mainly made out of Gamar wood, Mango wood, Shimul wood, Ata wood, Chatim wood. After making a shape of dolls, men carved the wood as per the requirement. Then women have painted the products with various colour. Then they used a glue, made from tamarind seed. Colouring has to be done by the female member of a family. They have used many colours in the dolls like white, green, yellow, black borders and red.
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Natungram wooden dolls are very popular not only in India, but also in West Bengal. Making wooden dolls artistically has been a long-standing practice in India, and natungrams are one of them. It is located in the Burdwan district of West Bengal. There are many types of dolls such as Gur-Nitai, Wood Owl, Krishna, Royal Couple and more. Artist Natungrama was the first to work with stone carvings. Under the auspices of the king, they worked well. However, after the fall of King Bardaman, the owners face difficulties. Then they gave up stone carving and started art and carpentry. One of the common surnames here is Sutradhar, as the inspiration for most of the dolls comes from mythology and folklore.
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