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X is for Xylography

Xylography is the art of making engravings in thw wood

Xylography is an art of carving in wood. This art has been a speciality in the state of Gujarat and Karnataka in India. There are wood carvings of Jina idols, dieties, auspeciuous symbols and window frames, domes, and arches of Jain houses. There are some temples with exquisite wood carvings since the fourteenth century. The circular carvings in the picture repressent the endless world. The Jinas remind us to move beyond this cycle of birth and death and thus be free from miseries.

Xylography are is seen in many temples.

 

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