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Joint Wood Craft of Kerala

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Joint Wood Craft of Kerala

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Joint-wood craft is done with a high level of skill here. Any size of laminated wood, even if oddly shaped, can be used for this craft. However, only a superior quality of wood like teak, rose, coconut stem or white cedar are used as they do not crack and also add to the colour. These are made by joining together pieces of different coloured flat wood. The design created not only by joined shapes but by the different colours of the wood pieces used. The tools used include the table saw and nylon threads. The technique of lamination of wood objects is unique to Kerala. The products made are coasters and table-mats. Brass bands of pieces are used to embellish the wood articles, along with appliqué and embossing giving rise to a new direction to the joint-wood craft. The craft is mainly practiced in Koyilandi or Quilandi and the surrounding areas of the Kozhikode district.

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