Wooden Sliding Windows
Most of the temples, using wood doesn’t hold much importance than artistic touch it possesses. The intricate and artistic carvings in the pillars, brackets, struts, beam frames of the peristyles, window and door frames with the Hindu deities and religious motifs prove this statement. These handmade sliding windows also have the unique designs of 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, the elements of Buddhism, windows, doors, statues of different Hindu gods and goddesses, tables, artistic clocks and the articles of day to day use. There are three types of craftsmen in the Nepali woodcraft tradition. However, The Designers, The Woodcarvers, Traditionally from the Silpakar family and the carpenters, commonly called sikarmi. But the tradition has also slowly changed as different castes are coming ahead to perform this work.
The designer and woodcarver are often the same people. However, the wood carving organization, so far, kept as a family business, the ideas transferred to sons from the father. The work of woodcarvers is terming as broad specialization. So, it belongs to the knowledge concerning iconography and the religious significance of decoration.
Windows, not usually part of the original wooden framework that 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 that 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 may also frame and illuminate deities. These windows, carved very beautifully with different unique patterns which makes it look very attractive for decorating your places.