Wood Carving Tips : History of Wood Carving

On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Husain Abdul Alim and I am here to tell you all about wood carving. Well what I do is I call it a folk art. The roots of it may be, in Africa because I have so African blood running through my DNA, but I was first introduced in the Boy Scouts, making necative flies, the turtles, the

Indian heads. But, I got influenced into making faces and figures in about nineteen sixty-eight. And so we kept it as a hobby in the summertime and of course we worked two jobs and had three children. So now since ninety seven, since I have retired and been in Arizona I am a wood carver and call myself an artist and I don't make a living out of it but

I sure do have a lot of fun and is a great way to serve and to be inspired and to be creative. So, that is pretty much the history of it. A brother named Joe Savage, inspired me and he since passed on, he became an Ancestor since the eighties and he was able to show may be about four or five, six other people in the Philadelphia area.

I have seen this type of art other places. I have heard that it is done in parts of the south, the African Americans. I have also heard that it is done along the Islands above Washington, on these chain of Island going right up to Alaska as a group of Native Americans that take the branches and do silly faces, more than just the trodden poles.

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On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Husain Abdul Alim and I am here to tell you all about wood carving. Well what I do is I call it a folk art. The roots of it may be, in Africa because I have so African blood running through my DNA, but I was first introduced in the Boy Scouts, making necative flies, the turtles, theIndian heads. But, I got influenced into making faces and figures in about nineteen sixty-eight. And so we kept it as a hobby in the summertime and of course we worked two jobs and had three children. So now since ninety seven, since I have retired and been in Arizona I am a wood carver and call myself an artist and I don't make a living out of it butI sure do have a lot of fun and is a great way to serve and to be inspired and to be creative. So, that is pretty much the hi...