1. Nepal
  2. Bhaktapur (District)
  3. Bhaktapur

1 or 2-Day Historic Bhaktapur Woodcarving Workshop

Product ID: 20832
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Unleash your artistic skills and join a traditional woodcarving workshop in Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is world-famous for its woodcarvings and you can learn in the epicenter of this craft's production at the side of an expert Nepalese carver!
About this activity
Duration 1 - 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Instructor
English, Hindi, Nepali
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Work using traditional tools in a real artisan workshop
  • Learn from a master artisan teacher
  • Make and keep your own souvenir to take away with you
Full description
Adorning an ordinary building or representing the visage of an important god, Bhaktapur's woodcarvings are unmissable as you trail the city's streets. The prevalence of this particular craft comes as no surprise when you learn that in the Bhaktapur district alone there are more than 500 active wood crafters. Today, get to know Bhaktapur's best-cultivated art at the side of a master woodcrafter!

At the start of the workshop you will be given an introduction to woodcarving and learn the different techniques and instruments used. Following your introduction, the carving master will demonstrate the use of the different instruments and guide you in their correct use. Once you understand the basics you will start working on your own woodcraft! Depending on whether you choose the single or 2-day workshop you will either carve your own name or create the "om."

During the day guests will enjoy a simple Nepali meal provided in the family home of an artisan.
Includes
  • All materials
  • Artisan instructor
  • Mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Your personally made souvenir
What’s Not Included
  • Transport to Bhaktapur
  • Other personal expenses
  • Entrance ticket to Bhaktapur

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pottery Square, Bhaktapur

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Important information
Know before you go
• In addition to the 1 or 2-day workshop, this workshop can be extended to a period of up two three months if you want to become a master woodcarver.