Wood carving is art form patterns on a wood object by forming hollows. The picture or motif are made from the basin, which known as the name of relief typically. The relief motif carries unique themes, such as plants, animals, scenery or humans.
There were imitating curved indentation embers beautiful, animal figure and many types of themes. Determination of the theme is entirely dependent on sculptor himself. The equipment required to formwork of sculpture is simple enough such as hammers, saws, planers, and most importantly is chisel.
Previously sculpture is the result of Malaysia culture tradition. The art estimate has grown since 500 years ago. The area of Malacca, Kelantan and Negri Sembilan had previously made extensive carving artistry to make traditional ornaments and decorations that were in the palace.
The wood carving art is known with various motif has been created by many artists. So, public interest in woodcarving art is increasing steadily. Many works of wood carving art on the gate and game tools in golf, musical instruments both traditional and modern, furniture, cabinets, out beds, chairs, tables, tools, weapons, equipment and transportation carpentry tradition such as boats, ox-carts and many more.
Currently, woodcarving has also been developed in various parts of Indonesia. The one of which is the famous city of woodcarving, specially teakwood maker is in Jepara town. That place has produced a variety of wood carving with plenty kind of motives that are beautiful with work of wither.