Most of the temples, using of wood doesn’t hold much importance than the 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 unique designs wooden door carvings help to 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, wooden 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. They are the Designers, the Woodcarvers, Traditionally from the Silpakar family and the 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 being transferred to sons from the father. The work of woodcarvers is a broad specialization and belongs to the knowledge concerning iconography and religious significance of decoration.
These traditional wooden carved doors have been present in the Nepalese tradition from the 15th century, during the Malla reign in Kathmandu Valley. These doors can found in different places from houses to palaces and temples. This wooden door carved very beautifully with different unique patterns which makes it look very attractive for decorating your places.