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5" x 7" Photo Picture Frame, Grey White Brown, Tabletop Desk Display Nandi

5" x 7" Photo Picture Frame, Grey White Brown, Tabletop Desk Display Nandi

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The picture frame has a grey and white inlay design created from ethically sourced bone and wood painted using non-toxic dyes. This handcrafted frame is thoughtfully designed for the stylish display of a 5" x 7" print or photo. As we spend more time in our homes, it is lovely to have this beautiful frame around to fill up the void. If you have a sophisticated or modern house decor, you can still mix it with this classic wood & bone frame.

This beautiful photo frame has been named after Nandi. Nandi is the vehicle and gatekeeper of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva and it is often enshrined in the form of a statue at Hindu Shiva temples. In Sanskrit, Nandi means “happy and joyous”.

Nandi is a deity conferred with many powers. He is the protector of Dharma and the chief of the team of Ganas, or attendants of the gods. Nandi is also considered the granter of boons. Nandi symbolizes purity as well as justice, faith, wisdom, virility, and honour. 

Love this pattern? Check out Nandi Phone Dock.

Wish to pair more of such frames together or Need a smaller-sized photo frame in the same pattern? Check out Nandi Photo Frame - Grey, White and Brown 4" x 6"

 

Features

  • Recycled wood and ethically sourced bone pic stand
  • Hand-made by expert artisans
  • Nature-inspired colour, representing earthy hues from the outdoors
  • Perfect gift idea For Birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day or Father's Day
  • Fair Trade sustainable photo frame gift
  • Made in India

 

Dimensions

  • Frame size: Approx. Height = 240 mm, Approx. Width = 190 mm
  • Fits 5" x 7" photograph

 

Note 

  • Due to the nature of hand-made products, kindly expect slight imperfections. This is not a defect and the "Nandi Photo Picture Frame - Grey, White, Brown 5" x 7", Tabletop Desk Display" is non-refundable due to this reason.
  • Dimensions are approximate since this item is handmade.
  • You may notice a photograph of our artisan, Ayaz who has skillfully created these Nandi photo frames.
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Why Aksa Photo Frames are the best?

  • Fair Trade - Aksa is a fair trade shop. This means every picture frame has been lovingly crafted by an artisan in return for economical independence, welfare and community engagement. Read more about the 10 Fair Trade principles.
  • Hand Made: Our range of photo frames and picture frames is entirely handmade using hand tools and traditional craftsmanship passed down generations. This means each piece is unique in its own beautiful and warm way in terms of design and beauty.
  • Eco friendly, Sustainable Raw Materials: All of our photo frames have been handcrafted in India using the eco-friendly and sustainable raw materials like recycled metal, sustainable wood. 

  • Our range of quality photo frames and picture frames include wooden photo frames, and bone photo frames. Display your special memories, achievements, and anecdotes for a conversation and dinner time stories.

    About Indian Woodcraft & Artisans

    History of Wood

    Since centuries, wood has provided fire, shelter, tools, and supported so many inventions e.g. the wheel. Woodcraft in India is dated back to the ancient times of Maharajas. Initially, the art was limited to carving sculptures and windows of temples and palaces. Over many generations and under the influence of its region's culture and locally available wood the art form has evolved and now extends to articles like furniture, decorative pieces, storage boxes, table lamps, toys and puppets.

    What is Softwood and Hardwood?

    Wood can belong to either of the two categories - softwood or hardwood. Technically, softwood comes from the botanical group Gymnospermae and hardwood comes from the botanical group Angiospermae.

    Most softwood are evergreen, have no flowers and develop their seeds in cones (coniferous). They are usually fast growing. This makes them the most widely used woods commercially. Indian Sandalwood is an excellent example of softwood. It has a fragrant resin, thus is highly sought after for making religious images.

    Hardwood are usually slower growing than softwoods. They have dense wood lending itself to greater structural integrity than softwood (durability), and is less prone to insect damage. A few examples are walnut, mahogany, balsa, oak, chestnut, elm, teak and sycamore.

    About Artisan's Craft

    India has an abundance of native wood that lends well to the carving and inlay work. Some examples are Ebony, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Sheesham, and Sal.

    The diversity of each region's style and carving technique reflects in the motifs, and patterns on each carved article. The geometrical and floral patterns are the most popular. When an object is carved from a single block, it is believed that the spiritual energy inherent in the tree remains more concentrated. 

    To produce a beautiful carving from a block of wood requires sharp tools, suitable timber, and planning. Once cut, the wood can not be reattached and thus the artisan has to be careful while shaping his pattern. Finest carding is possible on hardwood due to its ability to split less, and wide range of colours. 

    What are different wood carving techniques?

    There are quite a few carving techniques, some of which are mentioned below.

    • Sawn technique - marking of design on a flat piece of wood, and then cutting using a saw.
    • Incising and stamping - Scratching wood, making grooves, stamping
    • Chip carving - repetitive patterns cut on one chip at a time.
    • Flat-pattern carving - think of the carving required to make wooden stamps or printing blocks that are used for dyeing cloths.
    • Relief carving - technique to create a three-dimensional effect on a flat surface by cutting back the background and rounding the projecting objects.

    Pic: Relief carving used on an Architectural Ensemble from a Jain Meeting Hall

    • Intaglio carving - the opposite of relief carving; think of this as moulding.
    • Turning - Spinning wood against a tool. This technique has been used to make our nested dolls.

    Pic: Nested dolls in a park setting

    • Bending technique -  for forming curved surfaces
    • Joinery - Joints can either fit against each other, across each other or into each other. They can be used to connect lengthwise or at an angle.

    What are different wood decoration techniques?

    Once our artisan has craved the product, they can employ a range of decorating and finishing techniques to create the final product. Example of such decorations are paintwork, inlay (insetting shapes into cuts made in the wood), banding, and marquetry (pieces are glued to the surface of a piece of wood). 

    Pic: example of inlay set in Tic Tac Toe Game Set 

    Conclusion

    In many regions, woodcraft production is vital for community livelihoods. By participating with Fair Trade organisations, we contribute to alleviating poverty and promoting sustainability through ethical practices. These organisations aim to educate and empower disadvantaged sections of the Indian community by providing them with job opportunities, gender equality, fair wages, safe and healthy working environment while preserving the local culture & traditional skills.

     

    Book Reference:

    Wood - the world of woodwork and carving