Wood-carving

Chitrakoot is known for wooden handicrafts, which are made by an age-old tradition of carving sisam, dudhi and sal. Some of the popular items that you can buy are small shrines, deities, toys, dolls and elephants, as well as low carved stools for weddings, fans for the deity and an assortment of small ceremonial containers. Other ceremonial items include carved panels of deities fixed to either end of a metre-long pole. The panels are known as "kavadi", and are carried by devotees to fulfill their vow to Lord Murugan or Karthikeya. Household items like grinders, vegetable cutters and ladles are also quite popular in Chitrakoot.

 

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Wood-carving

Lac-turnery

Beautiful lacquered wooden items are a speciality of Chitrakoot. They are made through a unique form of carpentry called lac-turnery. From gorgeous decor items to furniture, one can shop for a host of objects in the bustling markets of Chitrakoot.

 

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Lac-turnery