Wood Sculpture(2,475 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
This s a delight It was a birthday gift for my wife, who loves hummingbirds. The quality of workmanship is excellent: vivid colors, attention to detail and wonderful look.
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.
Zeny and Reyna Handcrafted alebrije sculptures
"When she told us this we felt a great sense of satisfaction, we had no idea how much we could help someone – a child – through our art."
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.
Painted Suar Wood Sculpture of an Orange Cat from Bali, "Watchful Orange Cat"$59.99
Relaxed and poised, this orange-striped cat is alert to the world around it, smiling a friendly smile. Nengah Sudarsana hand-carves the endearing cat from suar wood, painting it with expressive detail. This sculpture is designed to rest on a bookshelf, a computer monitor, or table.
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.
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