Woodcraft of Bastar is famous for its beautiful and intricate style. Some of the well-know products of the region are wooden sculptures, combs, tobacco pouches and masks. It is believed that the some of the early structures like temporary shelters for humans; were made out of tree branches and leaves. Forest and it’s by products have always played a pivotal role in tribal culture. From the decorated wooden pillars in house, to the comb full of beautifully inscribed motifs, wood has shown its presence in the tribal society since ages. Boys used to gifts gorgeously carved wooden combs as tokens of love to the girls of their choice. Beautifully ornamented combs, which are made by the tribal boys to woo a girl, are also known for its exclusivity. The big combs, worn by the males and smaller ones used by the females are rare these days.
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