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The Fascinating History of Wood Carving

The history of wood carving goes back to the time of the emergence of techniques and methods of wood processing in human society, as the simplest and most common material, as well as the popularity of wooden architecture. 

Our distant ancestors knew that wood has very valuable qualities: it is water and temperature resistant, with low density and a rich variety of texture patterns. In addition, wood is convenient to handle and harvest. In this regard, such a material was widely used in everyday life – from the construction of defensive fortifications to kitchen utensils and agricultural tools.

The most ancient is the geometric flat-relief carving. It not only decorated household utensils and buildings, but also had a semantic, ceremonial load. All the elements of such carving carried symbols that made owners feel safe and ensured problems passed their home.

New trends that have appeared in architecture: Empire, Rococo, Baroque, Classicism, Victorian style, Art Nouveau, are reflected in the products of woodcarvers, sometimes intertwining and passing one into another. The proportion and harmony of the classical style can coexist with the warlike romanticism of the Empire style, the richest refined baroque ornament was combined with the femininity of the Rococo, the smooth realistic lines of modernity complemented the massive Victorian forms.

The history of the development of woodcarving did not end there. Nowadays, we can observe a revival of this ancient art, new directions and whole schools of decorative carved art appear.

Based on the old traditions, woodcarving gains new admirers, becomes an unusually popular form of artistic creation and has also been our inspiration for creating beautiful furniture products that will decorate your home and delight your classy taste for many years!

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