The generational occupation practice in Nepal signifies very glorious historical importance. This includes farming occupation, priest, pottery making, Thangka paintings, Woodcraft etc. The Shilpakars of Nepal have dedicated almost 1000s years of occupational journey for wood carving and making traditional wood arts. Kathmandu Valley itself is named after the “City of Wooden Temple” and it requires dexterous skill to composite such a beautiful city. However, UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Valley verifies how truly skilful our artist used to be. In Nepal, extensive use of woods and wood crafts can be seen not only in public or heritage sites but also in general citizen’s homes which are equally beautiful and meticulously designed. Wood arts is basically done for making windows, doors, pillars and beams while constructing houses. Likewise in Thangka paintings, the Hindu and Buddhist deities are illustrated, images of Hindu and Buddhist deities are carved in house doors containing some religious beliefs with decorative and magnificent frameworks.
You will be picked up from your respective hotels.
The beautiful destination located at the northern side of bhaktapur district is very famous for the most ancient and oldest temple of Nepal and surrounded in a peace and calm area amidst the city area, Wood craft Workshop center’s craftsmen and artisans will teach you the basics of Wood carvings.
After completion of an activity, We will be heading back to our respective hotels.
The craftsmen have engaged in this task from generations; they make traditional and historical arts based on Buddhism and Hinduism ideologies. to be precise, they make decorative items, Handicrafts, house materials, wooden statues, traditional style furniture etc.
The woodcraft is handmade and requires very specific knowledge , It is meticulously done and made with special techniques, materials and ideas. The Woodcraft is not only associated with the ornamental purpose but also closely related with the long term history and civilization of Kathmandu.
The Workshop period is conducted for a short time. This workshop is conducted for getting knowledgeable and informational insights about the art and crafts used in temples, heritage sites and houses in Nepal.
The woodcraft making skills are very useful for one who has a passion for understanding different structural practice and design information. The woodcraft skill covers a wide range of areas from house to cultural heritage sites. Once you observe heritage sites of Kathmandu and roam around ancient cities then you will get an idea of how important it is to acquire this skill.
We offer you a 15 days to 1 months woodcraft course with local artisans and you can extend the course according to your interest. please inform us earlier.
Yes, we strongly suggest bringing your children on this tour because Woodcraft skills will help your children to get skills of specific art, This helps to foster children’s ability to understand the different scope of art and architecture. In case if you are planning to bring minors below 5 years old then no separate registration is required please pre-inform us if you are bringing your children on this tour.
Yes, We strongly encourage our guests to buy products from a local artisan.