Manufacturer : Isha Art n Craft
Dimension : 70.6 x 22.7 x 32.8 cm
Material : Iron Metal
State : Rajasthan
Beautiful miniature elephant cart is crafted by the artisans of Rajasthan, the undisputed head of arts and crafts in India. The elephant, royal and regal, has been a recurring theme in their artwork, and this elephant cart is one such piece. Fashioned from iron, the piece is exquisitely detailed, and full of life and personality, lending a festive look to the piece, and any space it adorns. The colors and the design which add statement and style to the piece, are reminiscent of Indian culture and tradition, bringing to mind the auspicious and royal elephants that have pulled many a kings' chariots to victory in war.
Rajasthan has a long and rich history of evolving art, with each century adding its own mark to the beautiful customs of crafts. From as early as the 1st century BC, the parched land has had a tradition of excellent craftsmanship, perfected over the centuries, and rich with cultural and historic significance. The detailed handcrafts of Rajasthan are a mesmerizing blend of old culture, colors, heritage, and natural beauty. Historically, the kings and nobles of Rajasthan have been patrons of arts and crafts, encouraging the people to take up marble and wood carving, weaving, pottery and painting. The Rajasthanis have tried their hand at and excelled in working with every material that is available to them, and geometric designs and detailed patterns can be found in most of their brightly colored creations. The handcrafts from Rajasthan have a unique style and are intricately carved and designed.