Finding its roots from the vedic age, the artistic woodwork began as a temple and palace craft, and flourished alongside architecture and sculpture. Sheesham being the most widely used type of wood, mango, teak, rosewood, ebony, sandalwood, walnut and deodar are also used for wood carving, and fashioned into religious, decorative and functional articles. Designs are first made on paper, and transferred onto the wood using ink. These are then carved using a variety of chisels. The article is finished by buffing in order to bring out the shine of the wood. The influence of art continues to reflect in contemporary products like the finely chiseled screens and jaali work and various brass motifs inlayed in wood and accentuate organic and earth - tonned themes to bring ethnic vibes to décor.