#visitlesvos

Wood Carver

Wood carving was very much developed in Lesvos, especially in the making of trunks. Trunks or storage boxes were made from local wood, sometimes with no decorations, some had wood-carved decorations with traditional folk motifs, such as cypress trees, eagles, flowers on the front side. Some craftsmen built dining furniture sets, recliner chairs, bedroom drawer chests for newlyweds, and ornate mirrors for the roomy reception spaces in upper-class mansions. Lesvian wood carvers also constructed altar pieces for churches, bishop thrones or artful Holy Week epitaphioi. There are still quite a few Lesvian wood carvers especially in the villages of Agiasos, Asomatos and Eftalou.