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’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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