Wood is one of the basic element with which human beings make various different items for their day today life activities along the journey of their life. Various products are made out of wood that substantiates the activities of man. Name plates are generally found in rectangular shape mostly used for identification and display of the product or the person’s name.
Name plates are made with various products such as metals like brass, aluminum, copper and zinc, also made of wood, plastic etc. Craftsman at Hyderabad does this specially on the low weight wood from about 6 mm thickness to the thickness whatever required by the customer. It is also found that the name plates are found to be made out of silver, gold and other metals worn as a jewellery. It is collected as tokens and kept as a reference in some cases.
The craftsman working with the name plates selects the beading/ wood pieces from the nearby timber locations makes the differently carved name plates at Warangal and Hyderabad. Though basically the craftsman is from Hyderabad, this craft was learnt by him about three years ago in Pune when he had been to exhibit the art of rice painting. Previously this craftsman worked with the rice painting since 1981 and it is only three years before that he began to introduce this craft in his place.
As per the craftsman there are about 10 people in India who are practicing this craft throughout India. The people visiting him during the exhibitions contact him and later ask for the name plates, birthday greetings, marriage greetings, key chains etc. as it is also light weight and generally done on the 6 mm thick beadings/ wood pieces. This is an easy craft since it requires the usage of the very basic tools and it is not that difficult to be done.
As this is one of the easiest craft even the children, old persons if interested can learn this craft and practice them whenever it is required for themselves or for the others in need of. Knowledge of curving the wood during the required portions are noticed and turned by the skillful hands of the craftsman.