Wood carvings is an art form practiced in Nepal for many centuries. You can see the finest example of Nepali wood carvings in temples, statues, palaces and residential buildings.
Newars of Kathmandu Valley are world renowned for their wood carving skills. The craftsmanship has been handed down many generations and are now being pursued by new generation of Newari artists. Today wood carvings are famous among tourists as souvenirs.
Wood carving samples are now sold as souvenir pieces in tourist areas like Thamel, Bhaktapur, Patan and Pokhara.