The History of wood carving has from the remotest ages the decoration of wood as a foremost art. The North American Indian carves his wooden fish-hook or his pipe stem just as the Polynesian works patterns on his paddle. Figure-work is universal.. The texture of the material is challenging as wood dries and cracks and had defects in the grain but when colored or dyed wood gains an enhance effect. . Carving wood is a slow and matriculate task and requires substantial skill, making the works expensive. Other and cheaper methods of decoration have driven carving from its former place. Machine work has resulted in the gradual disappearance of the individual artists; yet many continue to survive though out different parts of the world.
Bali/Indonesian Female Mahogany/hardwood Bust 9.5" x 5" UAA213.05 125.00 Bust of an Indonesian woman, head and shoulder Bust with intricate carvings front and back - Balinese hardwood bust portrait, the elegant beauty carved with an elaborate floral-accented head dress and collar w/ large earrings framing...Add to CartDetails