Handicrafts in Woods
Woodworking is one of the ancient crafts of Kerala. The natural wealth of various types of wood is evident in the prolific woodcrafts of Kerala. Crafted wooden sculptures abound in much historic architecture and skilled carpenters of Kerala create magnificent art in tables, chairs, cabinets, and sofas, apart from the traditional figurines depicting popular animals, designs and gods. The wooden accessories used in the Kathakali dances are a popular form of souvenirs in addition to the dolls.