new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

Wood carved door

View large

About 45 minutes outside of Islamabad, Pakistan there is an open area where a number of wood carvers seem to congregate. There, line upon line of doors, some finished, others on their way to completion, stand, side by side in a multitude of colours.


This door is 9/10 of the way to completion and the detail is just fantastic. After speaking with the carvers they informed me that about 80% of the doors, frames, towers which they carve are private orders to be exported overseas. Then when I learned the cost of having one made I almost fainted as the cost is almost identical to my front door which is your run of the mill front door!

12 faves
Taken on April 22, 2007