The making of sculptures with wood has been a very famous art form for a very long time. People carved wood to create utensils, furniture, home décor, weapons and objects of worship. Today, global artisans preserve ancient woodworking traditions and techniques as they create unique handcrafted traditional and contemporary wood sculptures. In the early manage, people used to make tools and weapons out of wood, because that was the only material available. Slowly, when the beauty and sturdiness of the material started taking eminence, prehistoric people started using this to also carve beautiful decorative pieces, including animal sculptures.