Ironwood Carving Male Elk 13.75" Tall X 13" Long Mexican Folk Art #564 Rare Find
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Ironwood Carving Male Elk 13.75" Tall X 13" Long Mexican Folk Art #564 Rare Find:
Ironwood Carving Male Elk 13.75" tall x 13" long Mexican Folk Art #564.Each piece is unique, individually carved from wood and always of high quality. Pictures are of actual pieces you will receive. We import directly from the artists in Mexico and select only the best pieces at the best prices. We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction. Customer care is our number one priority.
This Elk is simply awesome. One of the best pieces we have ever offered. Even more impressive seen in person. It took me month's to have this special made after many customer requests for a nice elk. We're working on getting Moose next. Weighs about8 pounds. This is a wow piece. Added to inventory August 18, probably will go fast.
These artistic sculptures have been
hand carved from the wood of an "Ironwood" tree, its name in Spanish
is palo fierro (iron stick). It has a beautiful grain and as its name implies,
is very dense. Next to the Leadwood of Florida, Ironwood is the heaviest wood
native to the United States and Mexico. The trees grow at an altitude of 2,500
feet above sea level in the deserts and coastal regions of Arizona, California,
Baja California and Sonora Mexico. This species of Ironwood is "Olneya
tesota; and is the only species of this genus found in the Pacific Southwest.
Live ironwood trees are not harvested for carving. Fallen ironwood is
collected, after drying for several years to be used by the carvers.
The Seri Indians originated this handcraft in 1961. Today the Seri Indians, as well as other talented artisans in northern Sonora, Mexico are masters in creating these beautiful carvings. Talented artisans have carved these pieces for you, each with varying shape, color and grain, making each piece unique. There may be natural imperfections in the wood, which also adds to the unique character of each piece.