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    In the course of my travels I have come across woodcarvings that are intended for the tourist trade. Often they are in the form of masks that may be used as home décor. Many are well done and remarkably cheap. Here are some examples. The first two are masks from Honduras. The first is stained a uniform, dark color and has a Mayan-style design. The second is more colorful, stained with food dyes. Both are carved on a wood corner to simplify achieving the depth. The third photo is a modern design mask from Bermuda. It appears to be made of spalted monkeypod wood. I asked the salesperson if it was carved in Bermuda. "Oh no!" she said "These could not be produced cheaply enough at the minimum wages in Bermuda. They are carved in Malaysia."

    (Humm! I posted these as thumbnails!)



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  • #2
    Thanks for the post, great carvings, and vivid colors
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      Very nice work thanks for sharing.

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      • #4
        Very nice carvings. Those carvers are really something, To bad they work in such conditions and for the pay they get.
        Carve On,
        Kadiddle

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        • #5
          Thanks for posting these. I'm always amazed by what is produced by craftsmen around the world.
          Joe

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