Wood Carvings Should be Made of Wood
Not all wood carvings are created equal. In order to make sure you are getting the best quality you need to identify that the piece is indeed wood! There is a trend toward making things lighter, cheaper, and quite frankly, disposable. Wood carvings can be heirloom pieces that stand the test of time and also withstand a scrutinizing eye. We sell only top quality original wood carvings carved by hand that are make to last. As they age, they become more beautiful and valuable.
Our carvings are purchased in Thailand but carved in Myanmar, and are usually made from teak or similar hard and durable wood. Most of our pieces are stained to withstand Boulder’s drier climate. You can think of these pieces as a carving of “negative space.” Pieces are chiseled out where the designs form, the wood that’s left IS the art. Because the pieces are handmade, not all of them will look exactly alike or the exact same size or thickness even in a matching set. That’s the beauty of handmade work. It can’t be exactly reproducible even by the same artist.
Our Prices are ALREADY Competitive
People want to take pictures of our items thinking they can find them for less online. This is not possible unless you plan to purchase from Thailand or Myanmar and even then, you will find shipping cost-prohibitive.
We have not found anything like our items online in the greater Boulder/Denver area for the same prices. In fact, the stores around here that sell similar items are at least 40% more expensive than our little downtown Boulder store. Also keep in mind just the piece of wood, uncarved, could cost over $200 in the US, many of our items are that price—already carved into the beautiful design that is truly one of a kind!
Authenticity and Integrity
My husband and I personally meet with artists to ask about products, ask about their families, their history in wood carving, etc. We do not rip off the artists like big distributors, we pay close to the actual price they ask for an item in order to support their livelihood. This is important to us as we become friendly with families that are woodworkers by trade and we want them to keep creating these works of art!
Oh, and if you see something you love, you need to purchase it! We cannot guarantee that we will be able to get the same wood carving on our next trip. Our customers sometimes experience disappointment when they feel a connection with an item, but don’t buy it. They expect it to be here when they come back, but find that it’s gone! We are a small shop, if you see something you love, you need to get the item while we have it. Thanks for your understanding!
We look forward to serving YOU and if there is something we can do better, please let us know.
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