Beautifully hand carved circle detailing around the edges, this heavy duty mango wood platter will work perfectly as a centre piece at any party, from cheese to meats and even a dessert board, its extremely versatile. It also looks great on display in your kitchen or dining room.
Mango Wood is native to Asia particularly the Indian subcontinent. Mango wood is water-resistant, durable and highly sustainable
Woodwork started as a temple art. Carving soon became the pride of Indian emperors, who frequently employed artisans to decorate their palaces. Over time, various centres of wood carving emerged, each with its distinct style.
Today, Saharanpur produces some of the finest wooden offerings. The process of carving starts with logs being cut into flat slabs using saws. Usually two men hold the wood firmly, ensuring that the resultant slabs are cut to perfection. These pieces are then marked with pencil and cut in different shapes and sizes in keeping with the design, and then handed over to carving artisans. Carving is done by hand using rudimentary instruments like saws, chisels and knives. Skilled artisans produce incredible results with these seemingly simple tools, revealing offerings that are rich in detail and steeped in tradition.