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Sandstone Crafts

Sandstone Crafts Owing to the natural beauty and artistic and architectural qualities of sandstone, it is used for walls, garden decoratives, flooring and handicrafts. It is a soft stone that was a favorite of early Mughals including Akbar. The architectural marvels of his reign including Fatehpur Sikri, Qutub Minar and Red fort are sandstone masterpieces.

Being a soft stone it is easy to carve. It is an outdoors stone. Sandstone benches, lamps and sculptures can be seen adorning the gardens. It is considered a stone suitable for pavements and floorings. Sandstone handicrafts including garden lamps, sandstone bird baths, and other decoratives are gaining popularity.

Rajasthan is the largest sandstone producer in India. Madhya Pradesh is second in line. These states are known for sandstone quarries and sandstone crafts. Other sand stone producing states of India are Bihar, Gujrat, Karnataka, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

Sand stone is available in different color with slight property difference. Different varieties are Kandla Gray, Rajpura Green, Lalitpur Yellow, Dholpur-Beige, Dholpur Pink, Agra Red.

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