Workshops Past event Sunday, 3 November 2019

Demonstration: Central Asian Woodcarving

Join us for this special lecture and demonstration of Central Asian woodcarving techniques

  • Hochhauser Auditorium, South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £20.00

Past Event
Demonstration: Central Asian Woodcarving photo

Join talented master woodcarver, Naseer Yasna Mansouri, as he discusses his journey of inspiration from apprentice as an Afghan refugee in Iran, to working on the restoration of historic buildings in the Old City of Kabul, to reinventing his craft at his London-based workshop, Lazo Studios. Based on examples in the V&A’s collection of carved wooden objects from Central Asia, especially modern-day Uzbekistan, Naseer will discuss and demonstrate different techniques and design approaches. These will range from simple chip-carving, to more complex geometric techniques, to the most complex style of all, floral motifs.