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HAND CARVED ELEPHANT, SOLID EBONY WOOD, 8 INCHES IN HEIGHT International Shipping is already included in the price, through the post office registered mail, however should you wish to receive this treasure urgently please get in touch for a quote on courier costs.
This beautiful and remarkable hand carved elephant is made of ebony wood. Approximately 8 inches / 20 cm in height and weighs under a kilo. A really artistic piece that takes approximately 2 weeks to make. This is not the usual hand carved elephant, alot of work has been done in order to produce this beautiful collectors item. You can see both front, back and sides of the elephant very beautiful and fine carving has been done. Very fine detail, beautifully hand carved and a rare piece. A definite for African art lovers and people that love to purchase collectors items. No two items are ever the precisely the same, which makes it more valuable and a collectors item. A magnificent Treasure and beautifully hand carved, a keepsake treasure designed to be loved and treasured for many years to come.
Ebony wood is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it very valuable as an ornamental wood. Ebony is one of the most expensive hardwoods by species in the world. Ebony wood is an exceptionally hard, very dense, and really beautiful black wood. In Africa they call it “Mpingo” wood and is highly favored but difficult to acquire. Ebony wood is found mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. It is one of the most intensely black woods known, with very high density, fine texture and it can be polished to a beautiful shine. With all these attributes that Ebony wood has, it has made it very valuable. It is known to be one of the most expensive and sought after woods. Ebony has a long history of use, with carved pieces having been found in “Ancient Egypt” tombs.
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