Thursday, 26 April 2012

INDIAN SAND STONE BOXES


Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that is coarsely grained which is formed by a process called consolidation and compaction of sand that are held together by silica which is natural cement. Sand stones are tough and hard by nature. Sandstones are composed of materials like alumina, silica, soda, potash, manganese, lime, etc These materials looks reddish-brown in color and at times are white, pink, beige, buff, gray or yellow, etc in color and are originally classic materials that are found under the desert areas, seabed and riverbeds.

Handmade Sandstone Boxes
Sandstone is pretty much useful in making handcrafts and also for various commercial purposes like building walls and other handcrafted materials. They are found in a lot of places like Dholpur, Kota, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, and few more places in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Properties of Sandstone
  • They have high mechanical strength.
  • Water and Air resistant.
  • Alkali and acid resistant.
  • Water absorption is very low.
These properties make it feasible to make boxes with sandstone. Sandstone is a natural stone and these stones can be changed into stylish boxes that are very delicate and beautiful by craftsmen. There are numerous varieties of boxes made from sandstone that are painted, engraved, embellished, at times crude and at times polished. These boxes are amazing are used for various purposes like keeping jewels to storing cigars or napkins. These sandstone boxes can be custom made according to the taste and necessity of an individual. These boxes can be gifted to anyone for any occasion which would be attractive as well as add an emotional touch.

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