Wood Carving of Andhra

Wood carving of temple chariots and palace entrances is one of the oldest traditional crafts that were practiced in Andhra Pradesh. Intricate work depicting Hindu mythological stories and figures in great detail have been carved in teak and rose wood.

Red sandal wood of Chittoor district a wood is used to carve out images of Lord Venkateswara and of the famous Tirupati temple. This wood resists white ants and fire and is hard and elastic.