Zingkhai who makes pots and other items with clay, spent more than a year and about Rs 1.70 lakh to complete his masterpiece Credit: Twitter/ANI

A Naga sculptor, Ningwon Zingkhai, created a lifelike panoramic scene from a village detailed with huts, bridge and a waterfall. The scenery was recreated on a block of wood fashioned into a glass top dining table. Zingkhai carved the table with a waterfall, bridge, lights and a stream flowing into a lake under a dining table.

Reportedly, Zingkhai who makes pots and other items with clay, spent more than a year and about Rs 1.70 lakh to complete his masterpiece which has been carved out of a huge woodblock at his house at Daroghjan in the outskirts of Dimapur town.

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

Zingkhai’s wife, Sopem said to the media that she wasn’t aware of this project. “I did not have any idea about it. As a wife, I used to complain of working for so long and never completing his work. We are not financially sound and need money for our family needs.”

Ninglum, a neighbour commented, “Zingkhai took a huge block of wood last year. We asked him what he is going to do with it and he said that he will make a dining table with a village, waterfall, mountains etc. We did not believe him and thought he was joking. But he turned his imagination into reality.”

Zingkhai hopes to find a buyer soon. “I intend to sell it for Rs 20 lakh considering the amount of time, energy and money spent in buying materials while making this,” he said.



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