India is a land of exotic handicrafts that are derived from some of the rare and one-of-its-kind plant species and wood. One such delightful collection of handicrafts, idols and other gift materials are made using Red Sandalwood, also called as Red Sandels.
The Red Sandels is an endangered species which is found only in four districts of Andhra Pradesh naturally. It is a unique and rare form of wood, which can be described as the pride of India. The growth of this tree species in extremely slow and it takes some decades to gain the right thickness. This is a deep red-coloured wood and it is considered sturdy. Red sandalwood also doesn’t lose its shape or uniformity even under harsh temperatures and humid conditions.
One tonne of the wood is believed to fetch anywhere between Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh Rupees in the international market. Red Sandels and the products made from this wood is in huge demand especially in countries such as China and Japan, where it is also used for making musical instruments, furniture, sculptures etc. Andhra Pradesh has some of the most extensive forest areas which is home to thousands of Red Sandalwood plantations. The Handicraft items which are made from Red sandels are always in great demand. The main reasons for its popularity are the antiquity of the material as well as the traditional designs that are finely and specially engraved on them.
Wooden handicrafts are always a delight to adorn the office places, living spaces and for home decoration, since they usher a perfect look for your place. Red Sandalwood and also Sandalwood handicrafts therefore are known for their special appearance and elegance wherein the exquisite look adds an element of beauty and finesse. Various handicrafts are made using Red Sandalwood that attracts art lovers, collectors and customers from all over the world. A range of wooden decorative items are made using the Red Sandalwood and these are manufactured by the highly experienced and skilled workers with great expertise in the handicraft domain.
There are many items made using this endangered species such as wooden box, wooden temples, wooden crafts, handcrafted jewellery boxes wooden trays, wooden articles, wooden gift boxes, as well as red sandalwood beads, few jewellery items, divine idols, pooja items and many more. These are supplied as wooden handicrafts at reasonable rates. These products are finely made under proper guidance of experts, and the shining surface of the red sandalwood products also ushers an elegant appearance.
Wooden handicrafts sector in India is a highly growing industry mainly owing to the huge decorative products range which is made exclusively for wooden home decoration. The items made of red sandalwood are chosen widely as it is considered to be good for skin and health. Some of the best quality décor and precious handcrafts made of Red Sandalwood are available at reasonable rates.
The sandalwood handicrafts are procured after an elaborate making process. There are many gift items, home decorative products as well as small size wooden handicrafts etc. that are available. The idols of gods and other divine items used for Pooja and other utilities from this wood are in popular demand from the customers. In fact, the novelty of Red Sandalwood products has always made India a leading handicraft destination in the world and in this regard, these products have created a vast export potential. The Red Sandalwood handicrafts are exported to many countries, in addition to the high demand in the domestic markets. The sheer elegance of the red sandalwood products makes it an attractive souvenir which can be gifted on special occasions and events. Overall, these occupy the pride of place among the wide variety of handicraft items made in India.