The art of wood carving has been the pride of Nepal for many centuries. Wood work has been part of the traditional architecture of Nepal and wood carvings have graced monasteries, temples, places and residential homes since the 2th century. Bhaktapur is renowned for its wood carving and one of the good examples in the Handicrafts centers. The rich masterpieces in wood carving on the struts, pillars, windows of temples and buildings still boasts the skills of the craftsmen of Bhaktapur.
Today, wood carving products like wooden frame, lamp stands, jeweler boxes, statues and soon have become popular souvenirs for foreign tourists as well as locals. Fabulous wood carved furniture, wooden toys and masterpieces of windows or sculptures- anything might catch your attention. Carving continues to play an important role in the traditional constructions being built in the valley today. Traditionally, woodcarving was confined to Newar artisans or Kami (Silpakar).