Handmade gifts for home decor and gifts:
The Carved conch shell: The embellished conch will not only enhance the aesthetics of your home or office decor but also purify the aura and enhance the positive energy as it has a celestial significance in ancient Tantra Buddhism and Hindusim. It has been associated to mythologies as a symbol of wining spirit and bonding. ?Sankha Naada? or the sound of a conch signifies the unity in diversity. Hence being placed in a living room, it will bring positive energy to every relationship dwelling in the house premises. If it is placed in the bedroom, it will help to mention peace in the conjugal relationship. It will attract positive growth in the business by strengthening the bond between the employees and the management. The carved figurine on the shell depicts the symbols of peace and power.The stone craved conch produces the sound of Omkar thus an ideal gift for people who believe "impossible is nothing".
Origin: Carving stone into sculpture is an activity older than civilization itself, beginning perhaps with incised images on 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.