The art of woodcarving has been in existences since the Middle Ages as evident from artistic wood works found in various old temples, palaces, and houses in and around Kathmandu valley. This craft languished for some time but has seen resurgence since the 1960s with the increasing influx of tourists. Woodcarvings were bought by tourists visiting Nepal as the decorative piece.

The opening of new hotels and construction of new houses also created demand for artistic antique wooden decor. Most of the traditional furnishing work is done in three cities of Kathmandu valley. Production is widely spread among individuals and households. Today vintage wood decor have been scaled down to include such items as picture frames, mirror frames, small boxes, animals, buttons, decorative wall hangings.

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