Learn Wood Carving From the Craftsmen Who've Built Kathmandu's Ancient Cities

Kathmandu, Nepal
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Wood work is an intricate part of Nepali design culture, where historically everything from temples, palaces, courtyards to monasteries are all adorned with some form of wood work. The most prominent aspect of this craft in Kathmandu valley are the window sill decorations (also called Ankhi Jhyal), if you ever walk around the old parts of the city such as new road, patan and bhaktapur then you will see most of the houses have these intricate wooden designs on their windows.

We did try the making the Ankhi Jhyal once before but the process was too long and time consuming for a beginner to be able to complete within a reasonable amount of time, and therefore we've opted to give beginner more simpler options to choose from. This course begins with you choosing your design, once that's selected then you will first have to mark it out on the block of wood. But before you actually go onto carving with the chisels, you will first practice on a spare block of wood to get the hang of things before moving on to your actual piece. This process can be tiring so feel free to take breaks frequently, and don't worry if some aspects of the course seem too difficult as Hari will always be there to help you out. A physically draining course but your efforts will be worth it once you see the end products! :)

Please note that if you have selected an add on for pick up then we use local taxis.

A link to the exact pick up location and the detailed address will be sent to your account email id once the payment is complete.

  • wear comfortable clothes, the craft is made sitting on the floor
  • No previous experience needed
  • Bring a water bottle.

Listing Base Price - US$19.00

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Host: Heera Ratna Karmacharya

Heera has is not only a master wood craftsman but also a social worker...

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Kids Friendly (Age: 14+)
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Host: Heera Ratna Karmacharya

Heera has is not only a master wood craftsman but also a social worker...

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