Origin: Carving stone into sculpture is an activity older than civilization itself, beginning perhaps with incised images on the cave wall.Stone carving in Odisha is the ancient practice of sculpting stone into art and utilitarian objects. It is an ancient practice in the Indian state of Odisha.
Technique: Stone carving is an activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone.An outline of sorts is first drawn on the cut-to-size stone. Once the outline is engraved, the final figure is brought out by removing the unwanted portions. For the harder stones, this is done by chiselling out the extra material. With softer stones, it is done by scraping out the extra material with a sharp flat-edged iron tool. Hammers and chisels of various sizes are used
Use: Favoured for their handcrafted designs and durability, stone statues add eye-catching features to any garden or lawn. A well-designed stone art not only used for decorative purposes it can be used for spiritual purposes.