The state of Andhra Pradesh is endowed with rich forest cover. The artisans of the states are adept at creating decorative pieces from extensive and exquisitely patterned pieces of wood. The exclusive decorative works of art in wood are in great demand for their aesthetic and artistic value. Wood carving is practiced in many parts of the state. In addition to carving idols and mythological forms, the art has adapted itself to creating utility items too.
Wood carvings are used to decorative pieces like wood panels, mandapams, pen holders, miniature elephant, different forms of elephant statues, Asoka Pillar, Laughing Buddha, Gautama Buddha etc. The highly creative and attractive decorative pieces made with wood are quite popular among architects and interior decorators. There are many intricately carved decorative pieces, created using simple and locally made traditional tools in Andhra Pradesh.