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Wooden Wonders

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Buddha art, Sculpture, Contemporary art, Woodcarving art, Traditional culture art

Wood sculpting is one of the oldest and most developed artistries. It originated during the Neolithic ages, but it has been gradually abandoned with the advancement of technology. It as a part of the national intangible cultural heritage. What's left of this art is undoubtedly beautiful treasures.

Wood has been used extensively for sculpture making, but it does not last as long as the other primary materials, such as stone and bronze, because it is susceptible to fire, decay, and insect damage. As a result, it plays a significant hidden role in the history of art across many cultures. We know very little about how the tradition of totem poles originated because outdoor wood sculptures do not typically last very long in most of the world. Most of the most significant sculptures and construction from China, Japan, and other countries are made of wood, as are the vast majority of African, Oceanian, and other sculptures. The Middle Ages in Germany, Russia, Italy, and France are where some of the best surviving examples of early European wood carving were created, with Christian iconography being the common theme at the time. From the 16th and 17th centuries, when oak was the preferred material, many complete examples can still be found in England.

The kind of wood matters. Hardwoods have a higher lustre and longer lifespan but are more difficult to shape. Despite being easier to carve, softer woods are more likely to break. Any type of wood can be carved, but they all have unique qualities and traits.

For collectors of Buddhist objects or religious devotees who prefer quality wood with a distinctive aroma, those exquisite sculptures are the focus of their attention. This collection has a very large number of fine wood sculptures, many of which are the masterpieces of master craftsmen and young talented artists, so you will find that the wood seems to be given life.

It's a wood wonder.

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