Wood carving

The most ancient Maldivian wood carvings are a wonder to behold – that a Maldivian craftsman, armed with a few rudimentary tools could carve, smoothen and finish such a master work is a testament to their dedication of the craft.

More recent times have seen a concentration on smaller hand made wood carvings such as vases, jewellery boxes and ornamental dhonis (traditional boats) – but even though these may be smaller in size, their artistic value, especially when supplemented by lacquer designs, remains intact.

Look through our catalogue of wood carvings.