Definition of woodcarving in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action or skill of carving wood to make functional or ornamental objects.

    • ‘Unemployed people mostly revert to traditional economies such as fishing; gathering of wild fruits and vegetables; woodcarving; pottery; basketry, and iron forging.’
    • ‘Weaving, embroidery, and woodcarving also are highly intricate and require great skill.’
    • ‘Occupational therapy in the form of needlework, woodcarving and basketwork and entertainment including film shows and dancing all played a big role in the men's rehabilitation.’
    • ‘Running for nine days from July 4 to July 13 (not including Sunday July 6), Niall will be working through drawings and clay modelling to prepare for the actual woodcarving itself.’
    • ‘Now the members want to get more people involved so the art of woodcarving is not lost in Swindon.’
    • ‘Haitian craftspeople are particularly skilled in woodcarving, weaving, and embroidery.’
    • ‘Other crafts include metalworking and woodcarving.’
    • ‘Other handicrafts include woodcarving and basketry.’
    • ‘Long-standing traditions of pottery, metalworking, rugmaking, woodcarving, and textile production have been carried forward by artisan and craft cooperatives.’
    • ‘In the kirks a certain skill in woodcarving was often evident, and in recognition of the Auld Alliance between France and Scotland, a blue fleur-de-lis carpet was usually a feature.’
    • ‘Crafts include weaving, embroidering, pottery making, woodcarving, leather and bead working, and metalworking.’
    • ‘Today these activities have largely been replaced by the modern crafts of pottery, sculpture, and woodcarving, all areas in which Liechtenstein's artisans have a distinguished reputation throughout Europe.’
    • ‘She said it was a community-based project and they had a lot of arts-related activities in progress, including several classes in painting, ceramics, woodcrafts, woodcarving and photography.’
    • ‘They saw woodcarving as integral to the identity of the Asmat people, and encouraged Asmat communities to continue carving, hoping it would provide artists and their communities with a source of income and pride.’
    • ‘Traditionally, Bakongo artisans have excelled in woodcarving, sculpting, painting, and stonework.’
    • ‘The artists living along the Art Trail work in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, photography, woodcarving, printmaking and fiber art.’
    • ‘A member of the Masonic Lodge in Palmer, Massachusettes, Klingler enjoyed woodcarving, photography, fishing, and spinning yarns.’
    • ‘To keep the mind alert we have French, writing and play acting, painting in water colour and oil, egg decorating, folk art, calligraphy, woodcarving, and basic and expressive drawing.’
    • ‘The traditional Basque decorative arts consist primarily of woodcarving and engraving on stone.’
    • ‘Encouraged by his brother Tim, Clifford Possum, who had already begun teaching woodcarving at the settlement, joined Bardon's painting group, which later became the Papunya Tula Artists Company.’
    1. 1.1count noun An object carved from wood.
      ‘a medieval painted woodcarving’
      • ‘No one here will try to sell you a mass-produced low-quality woodcarving or ‘original’ oil painting at a special-for-you tourist price of US $100.’
      • ‘Then again, if we're not buying the woodcarvings and goblets from the huge craft market at Okahandja, who is?’
      • ‘Austria is highly industrialized, but expert craftsmanship is also valued and can be found in products such as leather goods, pottery, jewelry, woodcarvings, and blown glass.’
      • ‘Inspired, it is said, by the medieval woodcarvings of master carver William Bromflet, whose work he saw in Ripon Cathedral, Thompson dedicated himself to making quality furniture out of naturally seasoned English oak.’
      • ‘Anantnag is an important trade centre with lot of local handicrafts like woodcarvings, embroidered clothing etc. being sold in the market.’
      • ‘We are listening, with varying degrees of concentration, to an earnest member of the hospital staff as he draws our attention to a series of fairly undistinguished woodcarvings, mounted on the wall adjacent to each ward entrance.’
      • ‘Xu's amiable wife runs the tea house/ restaurant, furnished with traditional Chinese woodcarvings and mahogany tables and chairs.’
      • ‘With rising costs of timber and skilled labour hard to find, woodcarvings have become expensive and the exclusive realm of the rich.’
      • ‘Already well known for his watercolours and woodcarvings, he turned his attention to miniatures after inheriting embroidery books and materials from friend Margaret Sarraff.’
      • ‘More than 20 stalls will be selling a wide variety of local crafts including artwork, woodcarvings and food.’
      • ‘Jamaican jewellery often incorporates small woodcarvings, shell work or even details in straw.’
      • ‘At almost every handicrafts exhibition, there are artisans displaying woodcarvings that make ideal gifts for friends and family.’
      • ‘Inside was information about early peoples in the area, including the Thracians, and examples of Bulgarian craftsmanship - carpets, clothes and traditional woodcarvings.’
      • ‘The historical museum shows icons and woodcarvings from the region of Kotel.’
      • ‘The woodcarving was by a Spanish sculptor named Cullot Valera.’
      • ‘Along with the watercolours, the exhibition includes six woodcarvings because working with wood is her new passion.’
      • ‘Exhibits include exquisite wooden panels, woodcarvings, ivory works, bronze castings, archaeological artefacts, stone sculptures and palm-leaf etchings.’
      • ‘While these nearly ubiquitous Ogboni brasscastings have been the subject of intensive study, woodcarvings commissioned by Ogboni members have not received much attention from researchers.’
      • ‘His first sculptures were woodcarvings; originally he used driftwood, but he moved on to fine pieces of timber and made great play of exploiting beautiful grain.’
      • ‘Each has a tiny museum displaying old icons and woodcarvings, embroidered brocade vestments and hand-written manuscripts.’
      • ‘Local art shops sell a range of items, from mass-produced woodcarvings to high-quality, handmade items made by recognized masters in fine-grained ebony, jackfruit or sandalwood.’