Stone carving

Even more so than wood carving, stone carving brings to light the true depth of talent and creativity of the Maldivian craftsman of yesteryear – the intricate designs found on ancient burial stones and mosques stand as proof. Traditionally coral was used as the main canvas to work on.

Stone carving is considered by many in the Maldives as a dying art form, but recent works by emerging young artists, using silicon blocks and other such materials instead of the endangered coral, indicates a revival.

Look through our catalogue of stone carvings.