Interesting wooden carvings of faces at a road stop in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica – Wood Art
Costa Rica hand carved animals are made with exotics woods such as Guapinol, Rosewood, Purple Heart, Parota and others. Saw these wooden sculptures at a rest stop in Costa Rica.
A Wooden Bridge
Most bridges are made of steel or stones, but here is a bridge in rural North Carolina made of wood
A Multi-faced Ganesha
Heramba Ganapati at Shilparamam, Hyderabad. The elephant-headed Ganesha, remover of obstacles and god of good fortune, is one of the most beloved of Hindu gods. Also known as Ganapati, he is invoked before the start of any action or endeavor.
In Tantric tradition there are as many as thirty-two manifestations of Ganesha, each with its own name and iconography. One of the most popular of these is Heramba Ganapati, who has five heads and ten arms. A beautiful wood piece, intricately carved, of this form is shown below.
People at Work in India – Wood Craftsman
A wood craftsman works with traditional tools in a small shop in a rural Indian village