X is for Xylography
Xylography is the art of making
engravings in thw wood
Xylography is an art of carving in wood.
This art has been a speciality in the state of Gujarat and Karnataka in India.
There are wood carvings of Jina idols, dieties, auspeciuous symbols and window
frames, domes, and arches of Jain houses. There are some temples with
exquisite wood carvings since the fourteenth century. The circular carvings in
the picture repressent the endless world. The Jinas remind us to move beyond
this cycle of birth and death and thus be free from miseries.
Xylography are is seen in many temples.