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Source Image: PR946_02_03 of Kovalam workshop

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Description

Carvers using a bow drill at Kovalam.

Monument
Kovalam workshop 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Soapstone (Visual identification)  
Date
bc None 
Collections
India  

Location

Current Location
Kovalam 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Detailing
Tool
Drill
Method
Vertical (90°)
Description
This carver is using the drill to carve intricate details into the block.

Notes

This carver is using a bow drill. This tool is rare in India and was probably introduced to this area by Italian carvers originally employed by the Portugese who colonised this region.

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