Red Sandal wood is a rare wooden resource because this species of tree grows very slowly, sometimes taking decades to get the right thickness. The properties of red sandal wood like deep red-color, sturdiness and the ability to resist harsh temperatures and humidity makes this wood, ideal for making handicrafts. Wooden handicrafts, particular those made of Red Sanders are always considered a special element of decoration for living spaces, offices and home interiors.
Creating a wide range of articles from Red Sanders involves mastery by the skilled craftsmen who create some of the most priceless artefacts from this exotic wood. These trees are seen extensively in the forests of Kadapa, Chittoor and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh. The Handicraft items created through Red sanders enjoy great demand in the market. The antiquity of the material, including the traditional designs which are specially engraved on them makes it more popular.
Red Sandalwood is used to create an enchanting variety of wooden decorative items by highly skilled workers with decades of experience in handicrafts. There are numerous quality artefacts created by leveraging the useful properties of Red Sandalwood such as Raja Rani set, mythological forms, handcrafted jewelry boxes, wooden gift boxes, wooden trays, articles, and red sandalwood beads, divine idols, pooja items etc. The uniqueness of products created out of Red Sandalwood makes India a well-known handicraft export destination in the world. Red Sandalwood handicrafts are well-known for their special appearance and also elegance.