Naga sculptor recreates village landscape on wooden table

Image showing the sculptor Ningwon Zingkhai (inset) with his creation. (Photo Courtesy: @ANI/Twitter)
Image showing the sculptor Ningwon Zingkhai (inset) with his creation. (Photo Courtesy: @ANI/Twitter)

Dimapur, September 27 (MExN): Ningwon Zingkhai, a sculptor residing in Dimapur, has recreated a lifelike panoramic scene from a village complete with huts, a bridge and even a gushing waterfall on a block of wood fashioned into a glass top dining table. 

According to an ANI news agency report, Zingkhai who makes pots and other items with clay brought from his village in Ukhrul district, said that he spent over a year in “completing the masterpiece, which was carved out of a block of a huge woodblock at his house at Darogojan in the outskirts of Dimapur town.”

He recently completed the table after working for more than a year and had spent about Rs 1.70 lakh but there is no prospective buyer so far, the report said. 

“There is not a prospective buyer for this table as of now. I have spent Rs 1.70 lakh to build the dining table. But I intend to sell it for Rs 20 lakh considering the amount of time, energy and money spent in buying materials while making this,” Zingkhai was quoted as saying.

On being asked about his next sculpture, he said, “I want to make a landscape of Jesus and his 12 disciples of an area covering 100x50 metres at Phangrei plateau in Ukhrul district. The place is a tourist spot and I want tourists to see Jesus when they visit it.”

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Nagaland sculptor recreates village landscape on wooden table