Kandakori (Carving) is one of the ancient crafts of Tajik people, which was used thousands of years ago and has reached our time. Cities, fortresses and historical places that have remained from our ancestors until today, their doors and gates are carved and decorated in a special way. Scientists and art historians attribute the beginning of carving to the VIII-X centuries. Nowadays, the art of engraving is flourishing and developing. Carvers showed their crafts in wood and stone. Also, skilled Tajik engravers even wrote words and other quotations in Persian script, and their works have survived to our time.
Modern wood carving art of Tajiks develops in two directions: folk and professional. However, in both of them, the medieval traditions of decorative art have been preserved. The folk style is a continuation of old traditions and is often found in villages. Today, in Tajikistan, you can see the work of carvers on columns and beams, doors and windows of teahouses, mosques, museums, palaces of culture, and administrative buildings. The National Museum preserves and stores the best examples of carving.