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Architecture Structural Woodwork of Saurashtra, Gujarat

Architectural, Interior Crafts

Architecture Structural Woodwork of Saurashtra, Gujarat

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In many places, dwelling places and houses in Gujarat follow the traditional wood craftwork. The systemic architectural layout of these houses have columns, brackets, balconies, ceilings, furniture, everything made from wood. The front side of the houses are beautifully architectured with intricate carving. Crafting an aesthetically pleasing front is a cultural tradition that has been followed in Gujarat. All elements which are made from wood and crafted with perfection. For example, a ‘jharukho’ i.e a balcony is a sensitive structure. To create a sturdy structure minimal overhanging window seats are constructed. Railings and roofs are made of thick wooden or wood-like planks to hold the entire structure together.

 

 

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