Carving

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The ceiling of Dilwara Jain Temples famous for its extraordinary marble stone carvings and architectural design.[1]
Székely wood carving

Carving is the act of using tools to shape a material by scraping away portions of that material. It can be done on any material solid enough to hold a shape, yet soft enough for portions to be scraped away with tools.

Examples of material with potential for carving:

  1. Wood
  2. Stone
  3. Brick
  4. Plaster (when dry; but usually moulded when moist)
  5. Bone

Carving is different from methods using soft and malleable materials like clay and melted glass. Carving needs more work.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jainism and Jain Architecture. 2018-01-09. ISBN 9781387503421.
  2. Daniel Marcus Mendelowitz 1953. Children are artists: an introduction to children's art for teachers and parents, p. 136.