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ARTS & CRAFTS

Wood Carving

Wood Carving

In Uzbekistan wood carving is executed on a wide range of objects - from massive beams for ceilings to tiny children's amulets. The development of this art in the past was linked up with ornamenting constructions and local architectural details, where the overlap post-and-beam system already presupposed using wooden materials on a large scale. In the traditional architecture of the XIX and XX centuries, as the originals illustrate, at times carved wood was the sole element used for decorative purposes; ornamented were: doors, shutters, gates, beams for ceilings, and pillars used in terraces -aivan and shiipan.

Read more at http://www.uzbekistan-info.net/handcrafts/woodcarving.html