Woodcarving: A handycraft that gives the wood spirit

Woodcarving can be considered as a special handycraft because a master has a task to give wood a spirit. It is known that it is a very old handycraft that is dated back to ancient times. When the ancient buildings are examined, a specialist see a master work on the wood. The master gave a special spirit to the wood so we can understand the story and expertisement.

Wood isn’t an ordinary metarial, it is very special. So wood carving requires an expertisement.

We can see many images relating to every period and different themes. Today a small Black Sea region city named Amasra is the center of this handycraft in Turkey at present.

Also this handycraft is also used in religous buildings and traditional local Anatolian houses.


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