Bhutanese Wood Carvings

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BHUTANESE WOOD CARVINGS


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Bhutanese wood carving is one of the most intricate types of art in the world. Traditionally, fathers and mothers have been passing the techniques down to their children for centuries. In Bhutan wood carvings are seen in many forms all throughout the region. Carved wooden masks of various shapes and sizes are used in religious dances and decorations are found engraved on houses, Dzongs, palaces, temples and monasteries. Wooden symbols adorn altars, containers, sheaths or scabbards and handles for knives and swords. Today, Choki works to maintain alive the ancient techniques and traditions by supporting the highly skilled Bhutanese wood carvers.


Lotus Flowers - 8.3 x 8.3 in


Lotus Flowers - 8.3 x 8.3 in


Raw Lotus Flowers - 8.3 x 8.3 in


Raw Lotus Flowers - 8.3 x 8.3 in


Raw Squares - 11.5 x 11.5 in


Circles - 11.5 in diameter


Squares - 11.5 x 11.5 in


Square - 23 x 28.5 in


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