Wood carving is a form of art with a wood as a material and by cutting tools (knife) in one hand or a chisel with both hands and with one hand in one hand chisel and hammer, so that the wooden figure or statue, or in ornaments sculpture of wooden objects. This expression can also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to prints make up part of the decoration of a hand-work. Therefore, it is a hidden element in the history of art many open timber culture. Outdoor wood statue not last long in most parts of the world, so we have little idea how the tradition developed totem pole. Many of the most important sculptures from China and Japan, especially in the wood, and most of the sculptures of Africa and Oceania and other regions. Wood is light and can take a very fine detail that is suitable for masks and other sculptures are meant to be worn or carried. It is also easier to work than stone.