Most of the temples, using wood doesn’t hold much importance than artistic touch it possesses. The intricate and artistic carvings in pillars, brackets, struts, beam frames of peristyles, window and door frames with the Hindu deities and religious motifs prove this statement. This handmade Kumari Jhyal window is unique designs wood carvings that show the culture and tradition of a country.
But nowadays, woodcraft not only just limited to the beams of temples and palaces. The artisans carve the figure of Buddha, elements of Buddhism, windows, doors, statues of different Hindu gods and goddesses. Tables, artistic clocks and articles of day to day use are also carved by artisans.
There are three types of craftsmen in the Nepali woodcraft tradition: The Designers, Woodcarvers, Traditionally from the Silpakar family and carpenters, commonly called sikarmi. But the tradition has slowly changed as different castes are coming ahead to perform this work.
The designer and woodcarver are often the same people. The wood carving organization, so far, kept as a family business, the ideas then transferred to sons from the father. The work of woodcarvers is a broad specialization and belongs to knowledge concerning iconography and religious significance of decoration.
Kumari, the name of the goddess Durga(Taleju) as a child. Windows are not usually part of the original wooden framework filled with brick to make buildings. They are extra as functions of windows in Nepal are many. At their simplest, they are elaborate but functional perforations providing illumination for domestic spaces are often large halls; these spaces are located above street level in dwellings and palaces, to a height of three, four, or more storeys. Windows also frame and illuminate deities. These windows, carved very beautifully with different unique patterns which makes it look very attractive for decorating your places.