Creative folk carvings of Cu Lan Village
Cu Lan Village in Dalat is not only renowned for its peaceful beauty but also for its wooden statues that are as rustic and unpretentious as the people of the region.
Statue carving is an ancestral art which occupies an important place in the spiritual life of ethnic minority groups residing in Tay Nguyen.
Hand carved wooden statues are a highlight of the village.
The basic tools for carving statues are an axe and a chisel.
Under the skilled hands of artisans, tree trunks are transformed into wonderful statues.
These works feature the cultural values and daily activities of ethnic minorities.
Some photos of wooden statues in Cu Lan village: