Nagaland sculptor crafts village on a wooden table

Ningwon Zingkhai who makes pots and other items with clay brought from his village in Ukhrul district says he spent over a year completing the masterpiece.

By   |  Published: 27th Sep 2020  6:01 pm

Dimapur: Life-like panoramic scenes from a village complete with huts, a bridge and even a gushing waterfall have been recreated on a block of wood fashioned into a glass top dining table by a sculptor in Nagaland.

Ningwon Zingkhai, a sculptor has carved the table with a waterfall, bridge, lights and a stream flowing into a lake under a dining table.

Zingkhai who makes pots and other items with clay brought from his village in Ukhrul district says he spent over a year completing the masterpiece. Zingkhai has spent about Rs 1.70 lakh on the table, but there is no prospective buyer so far.

“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 said.

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 100×50 metres at Phangrei plateau in Ukhrul district. The place is a tourist spot and I want tourists to see Jesus when they visit it.”