Wood Sculpture(2,519 items)
NOVICA's Wood Sculpture Collection. The oldest known wood sculpture dates to about 12,000 years ago. Even before that time, humans carved wood to create utensils and objects of worship. Today, global artisans preserve ancient woodworking traditions and techniques as they create unique handcrafted traditional and contemporary wood sculptures.
Featured Reviews on Wood Sculpture
Love this beautiful Snoozing Cat
Lovingly crafted and beautiful artistry, I placed my snoozing cat in one of the cubbies of my roll top desk, she makes me smile. Was wonderfully wrapped also with a good spirit headdress on the outside of the package, which I saved and placed in a picture frame.
Gift for a dear friend who collects hummingbirds.
I am very pleased with this delicate, hovering hummingbird. The workmanship is superb. It will be a gift for a special friend who collects hummingbirds. I will be proud to give it to her and share with her information about where it came from the artist who created it.
Both hummingbirds I purchased are wonderful. Some brief instructions would have been helpful (to select which wings went into which hole in what order), but I checked the photo and acted accordingly and it looks great.
Yudi Suardi Hand-carved wood sculptures
"Benalu was not used in sculptures but only as firewood. But I saw the enormous potential in this wood because of its unique and fascinating shapes — no two pieces are ever identical."
"My father is a wood sculptor. He taught me how to choose good woods, carve and finish them.
"Sadly, the... read more
Popular Wood Sculpture
Wood Alebrije Figurine Cat in Green from Mexico, "Cat Stretch"$47.99
Stretching out its body, this cute cat adds a touch of Mexican folk art to any space. Jesus and Roxana Hernandez hand-carve the little from copal wood. It features intricate hand-painted designs in tones of green and blue. Small parts are separated for shipping to protect from breakage.
Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching "alebrije, alebrije!" and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.
Jempinis and Benalu Wood Mushroom Figurine (4.5 in.), "Majestic Mushroom"$37.99
Yudi Suardi brings to life the beauty of the forest floor with this original figurine. Four majestic mushrooms reach toward the trees, hand-carved from Balinese jempinis wood. The base is composed of a real benalu wood fragment, so variation in this sculpture can be expected.
Artisan Made Set of 3 Hippo Sculptures with Natural Finish, "Hippo Family"$29.99
Wide-eyed and alert, three hippos are ready to grace your home with their plump presence. The set of 3 sculptures is presented by Bali artisan Citra, who carves the pieces by hand. She gives the sculptures a natural finish to show off the natural grain of the suar wood.
Sculpture can literally add a whole new dimension to your life. Three-dimensional sculpture has played an... read more
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