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Iconofile Resource Guide

Iconofile Resource Guide

Hand-Carved Wood

Serbian Wood Carving Icons, Crosses and Pendants

Detail of the "Miracles" egg; heads of the Disciples in the boat are about 2 mm (0.079 of an inch) long.
Detail of the "Miracles" egg; heads of the Disciples in the boat are about 2 mm (0.079 of an inch) long.

I do wood carvings for icons, frames, crosses and pendants. Every item is unique. There's no such thing as a standard size or shape, so I don't charge by the piece but by the hour.

Pictured here is one example of my work:
One of my recent works: the "Miracles" egg. It's carved in walnut, in about 140 hours. It depicts four scenes of miracles done by Christ: Turning water into wine at Cana wedding, Raising of Lazarus, Restoring vision to the two blind beggars outside of Jericho and Walking on water (respectively). Overall size is 3.78 x 1.93 inches (96 x 49 mm). Actually, the size of the egg is 2.76 x 1.93 inches (70 x 49 mm), the rest is the stand. Around the egg (below the scenes) is an inscription in Serbian: Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee, a mighty one who will save you (Zeph. 3:17).


George Bilak


George Bilak, Wood Carver


Kace Dejanovic 3
Novi Sad   21000 Serbia and Montenegro




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