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Jabalpur Stone Craft

Fine stone crafts produced from soft marble stones found on the banks of the Narmada are well-known from Bhedaghat in Jabalpur. The way the stones are carved so perfectly, with such care to minute details, gives the impression that the deft artists have given these deity idols life.

The artform

The amazing stone is shaped by sculptors into elaborate gods and other oddball creations. Stone has endured the ravages of time and persevered to narrate the stories of numerous civilizations. As it is easily obtained, resistant to temperature changes, robust, and long-lasting, stone was the first substance that the human species ever worked with or utilized as a tool.

GI tag

This intricate artform was awarded the GI tag in 2023.

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