Bharati Handicrafts At Bhubaneswar Working Areas
Sand Stone Carving
Sand Stone Carving By Bharati Handicrafts At Bhubaneswar
Owing to the natural beauty and artistic and architectural qualities of sandstone, it is used for walls, garden decoratives, flooring and handicrafts. It is a soft stone that was a favorite of early Mughals including Akbar. The architectural marvels of his reign including Fatehpur Sikri, Qutub Minar and Red fort are sandstone masterpieces. Being a soft stone it is easy to carve. It is an outdoors stone. Sandstone benches, lamps and sculptures can be seen adorning the gardens. It is considered a stone suitable for pavements and floorings. Sandstone handicrafts including garden lamps, sandstone bird baths, and other decoratives are gaining popularity.
Stones have varying degrees of hardness. Soapstone and alabaster are common soft carving stones, granite and marble are the hardest, and limestone is somewhere in the middle. Each of these stones has different colors, textures and polishing ability.