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Wood carving is a form of woodworking using a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel with two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. from individual sculptures to hand-worked moldings composing part of a tracery. The making of sculpture in wood has been extremely widely practiced but doesn’t survive undamaged as well as the other main materials like stone and bronze, as it is vulnerable to decay, insect damage, and fire. Therefore, it forms an important hidden element in the art history of many cultures. Outdoor wood sculptures do not last long in most parts of the world, so it is still unknown how the totem pole tradition developed. Many of the most important sculptures of China and Japan, in particular, are in wood, and so are the great majority of African sculptures and that of Oceania and other regions. The detailed designs done on wooden ceilings, doors, etc., show the best of such works. The wooden works are done using traditional methods. Many idols of deities are also a part of this beautiful craft.