A bullock cart or ox cart is a two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicle pulled by oxen (draught cattle). It is a means of transportation used since ancient times in many parts of the world. They are still used today where modern vehicles are too expensive or the infrastructure does not favor them. Used especially for carrying goods, the bullock cart is pulled by one or several oxen (bullocks).
This craft is mainly practiced in the districts of Bardhaman, Murshidabad, Birbhum, Nadia, Hooghly and some other parts of West Bengal, India. Shola pith is a milky-white sponge-wood which is carved into delicate and beautiful objects of art. The plant grows wild in marshy waterlogged areas. Artisans use it for making artifacts used for decoration and ornate head-wears of bridal couple.
The actual craft looks very majestic with very intricate details. The finest examples of craftsmanship is displayed in the intricate details on the craft. Craftsmen spend months working on each piece and every details is meticulously worked out. It looks very similar to ivory works. Since each piece is hand made, there will be very minute variations from the picture.
The finest details in the craft will certainly mesmerize and draw admiration from all. This item comes in a glass box that enhances its beauty.
|Region||Murshidabad, West Bengal|