Wood- carving

Wood-carved objects, made by popular craftsmen, are intended for house decoration, church use and other purposes, such as ship’s figure-heads, shepherds crooks etc. These objects are made of various woods – walnut, beech, poplar, birch, cypress, mulberry, cedar and wild-olive. The decoration is incised, carved or painted and quite often enriched with mother-of pearl, ivory or silver inlays. Regions of North-western Greece, Pelion, Skyros and Crete are well known wood-carving centers.