Poland has a long tradition of woodcarving. Polish woodcarvers have created many beautiful statues, wooden boxes, religious icons, all meticulously and expertly carved by hand from wood.
The Sukiennice Cloth Hall in Kraków’s town square is a famous historical building where some of these wooden wares are sold. The open air building’s main hall is lined on both sides with artisans selling wooden chess sets, religious statuettes, and different trinkets.
To be a good woodcarver, the artist needs a great imagination (with amazing visualizing skills), lots of patience, and a steady hand. Below you will find great examples of Polish woodcarving: