Exotic India has thousands of masterful wooden sculptures and carvings available for sale. This collection is truly staggering, with intricate and enormous statues standing several feet tall to smaller wall hangings. These items cover the entire, kaleidoscopic culture of the Indian subcontinent, and they are all made available to you in a convenient online shopping experience.
Our wooden sculptures and carvings come in several different categories, with something for everyone.
We have hundreds depicting Hindu gods. Our Vishnu sculptures for sale depict the Lord in many divine postures and attitudes. Vishnu is one of the most widely worshipped gods in all of Hinduism, with many believing him to be the ultimate source of existence. In other traditions within Hinduism, Vishnu is seen as the sustaining god.
Likewise, our wooden sculptures of Lord Shiva celebrate this great deity of the pantheon. Like Vishnu, many Hindus believe Shiva to be the fundamental principle of creation, and so they worship him and his consort with deep devotion. Still others believe him to be the destroyer god as part of a triumvirate with Brahma and Vishnu.
We also have wooden sculptures and carvings of Lord Krishna, avatar of Vishnu and god himself. There are also statues of many goddesses.
Exotic India carries a vast array of wooden statues of the Buddha, the great enlightened one who revealed the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Our Buddhist statues, handmade in India, allow you to enjoy the peaceful message of the Buddha wherever you live around the world.
To round out our stunning collection are statues of Ganesha, masks, and carvings of Apsara, one of the celestial dancers in the heaven of Indra.
Our selection of handmade wooden art for sale is so wide that we have something for everyone looking to bring the art of India into their home.
wood is good for sculpture?
Wood has been extensively
used in making statues and
sculptures for many centuries. It is lighter and softer than other
materials and is therefore suitable to be carved into any desired shape or
form. Apart from being cost-effective, it is relatively easier to carve fine details
on wood than on stone. This makes it a good choice to go for wood sculpture.
wood is used for statues?
Wood is considered a
good material for making fine sculptures because it is
relatively softer than other metals such as stone and metal. There are many
types of wood that are extensively used for statues such as Oakwood, Maple
wood, Sweet Cherry wood, Ash wood, and Linden wood. These woods have a definite
structure and a consistent texture. Most importantly, these are not too hard or
soft and are therefore easy to manipulate with a chisel.
do you take care of wooden statues?
long do wooden statues last?
The nature of wood
(whether hard or soft wood) is that it is highly vulnerable to damage, fire,
and decay. Due to this reason, wooden statues
should be taken care of regularly. Keeping them in an excessively moist place
should be avoided. The lifespan of the statue depends on the type of wood used
to create it and its maintenance. But the average lifespan of statues made of
hardwood is around 15-20 years, while that of softwood would be around 5-10
Q5. How do you clean wooden statues?
statues are prone to damage, fire, and rotting, and thus require proper care.
In order to clean them, wipe them down using a dry cloth. This should be done
regularly to avoid the accumulation of dust on the surface. Use wood-safe soap
and mix it in water. Wash the statue with it and then place it in a ventilated
area to let it dry.
is the Best Wood for a Sculpture: Sustainability
Sustainable wood is
timber that has been harvested responsibly from well-managed forests that are
continuously replenished and ensure that there is no damage to the surrounding
environment, or to native flora and fauna.
wood minimizes the impact of logging on forests and the surrounding wildlife
Oak wood is best known
for its durability and high rate of wear and tear. This type of wood comes in a
variety of colors, from almost white to dark brown, making it quite versatile
in terms of style.
Simply because they're
replaceable, fast-growing species like Pine trees tend to be more sustainable
than slow-growing trees like Oak.
Wood is a natural,
renewable, and sustainable material for building.
do you restore a wooden statue?
Cleaning and preparing wood sculpture for
repair; Filling cracks and checks with filler; Remove any extra filler or
mistakes; Sanding; Apply stain, wipe off extra stain, let dry; Prevent handling
and touching of the carving; Protect the carving from excessive sunlight;
Dusting carving regularly.
The preserver treated
wood should also be coated with a wood- oil, paint, or varnish. These top-coat
products seal in the preserver and provide protection against weathering and
wear from direct contact.
Can be preserved or
restored by placing flat stones or furniture pads under the carving, to keep it
elevated from the floor or other surface to allow continuous airflow,
stabilizing the carvings.
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