Wood Sculpture(2,507 items)
Welcome to NOVICA’s Wood Sculpture Collection. The Wood Sculpture was probably the first piece of decorative art created by humans. NOVICA’s wood sculptures follow this tradition with exquisite works by talented local artisans from countries as diverse as Brazil, India, Mexico, Thailand and Ghana.
Featured Reviews on Wood Sculpture
Delicate and petite
This hummingbird is beyond lovely. Where it is hanging it looks as though its in mid flight. I love it!!
The green is stunning
I have the red hummingbird and now he has a friend. I love them both! They compliment each other so well. The craftsmanship is amazing, I would bet that no two are the same.
Love my new book guardian! ??
I love this figurine...it fits perfectly on my bookshelf and adds a whimsical touch to the room. Thank you so much!!
Wayan Rendah Wood sculptures
The artistry of Wayan Rendah has been featured in numerous periodicals, including Sunset magazine. "It gives me great pleasure when one of my statues inspires somebody," the artist says.
"I was born in Bali on June 17, 1973. I am the oldest of seven children, in a family consisting of four brothers and three sisters. I started to learn to sculpt at the age of eight when I was still in primary school, learning... read more
Popular Wood Sculpture
12-inch Hand Carved and Painted Alebrije Fish Sculpture, "Zapotec Fish"$329.99
A rotund fish with big eyes swims sinuously in cool rivers. Colorful motifs from Zapotec art and ancient temples cover the body and fins. By Manuel Cruz, this is a beautiful example of Mexico's art. The image is carved by hand of copal wood in the style of Oaxaca and meticulously painted by hand with tiny brushes. The finer details are created using a maguey thorn instead of a brush.
The alebrije tradition originated with Mexico City artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he became ill and fell into a coma. While he was unconscious, he dreamed he was caught between the land of the living and the dead, a place populated with creatures whose body parts belonged to different animals. The beings repeatedly cried, "Alebrije!" When he was well, Linares recreated these fanciful figures in papier mache. His work became famous and inspired artisans in the state of Oaxaca, who began crafting alebrijes of wood.
The wood branch dictates the final form, thus size and shapes can vary slightly. Thus, each alebrije is an authentic work of Mexican folk art.
Bamboo Root and Wood Duck Beach Goer Sculptures (Pair), "Beachside Ducks"$59.99
Ready for the beach, two tucks stand side-by-side, wearing swimsuits and sandals. Balinese artisan Susi Susanti creates this nautical pair of sculptures which is hand-carved from natural bamboo root with acacia wood accents.
Hand Carved Wood Dragon Sculpture, "Winged Dragon"$79.95
The recurrent theme of the dragon in Balinese art underscores the legendary animal's divinity in their culture, a motif that has not escaped the artistic eye of Seji Taram. Believed to be the guardian of the gods, this baby suar wood dragon with wings fiercely protects the sanctity of the home.
Multi Color Hummingbird Alebrije Sculpture Crafted by Hand, "Colorful Hummingbird"$54.99
Hovering on whirring wings, a whimsical hummingbird seeks out the sweet nectar of flowers. Zeny and Reyna transform found pieces of copal wood into a delightful painted orange, red, yellow, green, white and black. These fanciful sculptures are a traditional folk art in Oaxaca, once based on twenty totems but today representing all kinds of animals. They take their name from a Caló gypsy word for "something difficult, tangled, confusing or fantastic."
Includes a thread for hanging.
Because each alebrije is individually created work of folk art, shapes will vary slightly.
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