Drift Wood Carving

Sea Mova' tree grows along the seashore. The wood of the root of this tree also known as drift root is used for wood carving. The better pieces of the roots is carved and shaped into beautiful shapes and also figures. Sometimes the figures thus crafted are of the deities while at other times it may depict animals, birds or humans. The process involves cuttings, grazing and smothering. Polishing involves finishing with sand paper and coating the items with wood varnish. Sculptures are also made by carving. The same wood is also used for making stands. The most interesting feature of these sculpture / figurines is that it is made of a single piece of wood without joints. Sometimes supports may be added to add stability and strength.