Wood carving of West Bengal is one of the most ancient and beautiful crafts of the country with expert craftsmanship involved. These woodcarvings were earlier made for temple engravings and sculptures. Now, with changing times and demands, the beauty of Bengal woodcarving has been taken to a new level. Notably, Darjeeling is famous for making folding tables, and other items like carved relief panels for windows, doorways, altars, carved pillars, etc. These are made from sapwood are used by monasteries. The essential themes in the woodcarving of Darjeeling are Tibetan in nature due to extensive exposure to their culture. Such themes like Chi-Ming Du (face of Kanchenjunga mountain), dragons, and the eight Tibetan auspicious symbols called Tashi Takgye are remarkably carved. Individual Motifs are prepared combing fretwork and deep relief carving. The Bhutia craftsmen carve various wooden objects, and then paint them with bright colors. The traditional influence is apparent in the styles, patterns and designs of the carvings.Wood carving is also practiced in the Tibetan Refugee Centre where the craftsmen carve wooden planks, which are used as book covers for the Tibetan scriptures in various monasteries across the globe.Also, the woodcarving work from southern plains of Dinajpur and Barddhaman are equally famous for masks, wooden toys and wood panels.