This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-5, 2020
Area
Architecture
Author
Vaishnavi Poralla
Co-authors
Srishti Srivastava
Org/Univ
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Pub. Date
15 October, 2020
Paper ID
V6I5-1357
Publisher
Keywords
Santalum Album, Pterocarpus Santalinus, Aroma, Carving, Incense, Oriel Window, Craftsman

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Vaishnavi Poralla, Srishti Srivastava. Prominence of Sandalwood (white and red) handicraft in the interiors with respect to aromatherapy, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Vaishnavi Poralla, Srishti Srivastava (2020). Prominence of Sandalwood (white and red) handicraft in the interiors with respect to aromatherapy. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(5) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Vaishnavi Poralla, Srishti Srivastava. "Prominence of Sandalwood (white and red) handicraft in the interiors with respect to aromatherapy." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.5 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

India being the hub for divine wooden handicrafts due to the rare plant species grown here like Santalum album (Sandalwood) and Pterocarpus santalinus (Red sanders) which come under tropical trees are the most valuable and sacred trees associated with the culture, tradition and medicine; Sandalwood’s treasured aroma is extracted from tree’s heartwood and also it is one of the finest natural materials for carving. Since ancient times the traditional way to extract the sandalwood paste is with the help of sacred rubbing stone and sandalwood smoke is by burning the incense sticks in sacred metal or mud burners for medicine and traditional rituals. Taking the concept from the traditional process of extracting; some of interior elements shall be created to spread the aroma of Santalum album into the interiors from the passages of traditional Jharokhas(stone oriel window) and Mashrabiya(wooden oriel window) on the other side creating interior elements like 3d layered wall murals, side brackets, wall brackets, carved pelmets, etc. with Pterocarpus santalinus. As it is the most costly wood, 3d layered wall murals are designed with ombre effect instead of solid wall murals by using less material for a larger space which makes it cost effective and gives an insight for sustainability and these most exquisite sandalwood carvings are made by skilled craftsman cast in situ to prevent damage due to transport.
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