Shivarpatna is a small village in the Taluk of malur of the district Kolar. Shivarpatna is renowned for its stone carved sculptures and idols in the country and abroad. Shivarapatna is synonymous with the word sculpture with approximately 300 families engaged in it. People from many parts of the country and from all over the world pour into the village to buy sculptures. Giving the age-old art its traditional importance, the artisans of Shivarapatna have kept it alive for so long, and the government has breathed a new life into the old skills. Stone carving is an ancient activity where pieces of rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of stone. Owing to the permanence of the material, evidence can be found that even the earliest societies indulged in some form of stone work. The artisans of Shivarpatna keep this art alive with perseverance and sincerity.
Shivarapatna has products which are world renowned for their exquisite beauty and a first class quality. The products are unique in their style of making. The products are made of soapstone which is butter soft and it comes in two main colours i.e: black and white. The tools used for sculpting the stone are the common hammers, chisels, grinding machine, sand paper and an HB pencil. The products bring out the creative side of the artisans to the world and get them the acknowledgement that they deserve. The products of Shivarapatna have made this small village of Karnataka a world-renowned village attracting tourists from all over the country and the world too.
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