Learn the traditional process form master wood carver who has been with his craft for over two decades
The class will be held at the hosts own workshop and store so you may want to purchase some of his incredible works of art
Makes you truly appreciate the countless carvings on the walls of the ancient cities of Kathmandu
You get to take home your very own hand crafted souvenir or gift this personalized carving to a family or friend
All tools and materials
English speaking guide
Not Inclusive of:
Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
Larger wooden pieces
$US 19.00per guest
1 - 10 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
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.
As you will be seated on the floor for this activity, please dress appropriately
Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
Be at the pick up location at the tour start time.
Heera has is not only a master wood craftsman but also a social worker. In the 15 years that he has been working with wood craft, he's also been teaching several housewives, home-based workers and students his craf...