Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Animal Collection Wildlife
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the WorldThese Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Animal Collection Wildlife - are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.
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Alebrije sculpture, 'Rainbow Iguana' (Mexico)
"Iguanas are creatures of the sun, so when we decorated this alebrije we thought of the sun welcoming the rainbow," confide Zeny and Reyna. Carved from a single piece of copal wood, the sculpture is painted by hand using the tip of a maguey leaf.
Alebrije sculpture, 'Zapotec Coyote' (Mexico)
"All the different motifs we included to decorate this nighttime coyote are inspired by Zapotec glyphs related to the sun, water and life," Zeny and Reyna explain. They use the tip of a maguey leaf to paint the patterns on this admirable hand-carved
Cedar and mahogany sculpture, 'Alpaca Herdsman' (Peru)
Proud of his charges, a man from the highlands cradles a baby alpaca in his arms. John Barrow depicts the herdsman in a charming sculpture. It receives its colors from wood stains and gilt, and forms part of the "Folklore" collection.
Cedar and mahogany sculptures, 'Llamas' (pair) (Peru)
A handsome llama couple takes shape in native Andean woods. Part of a series called "Folklore," these two charming sculptures come from John Barrow. They receive their subtle colors from wood stains and gilt.
Lacquered wood statuette, 'Longevity Turtle' (Thailand)
Nantana Sompamitre presents this captivating sea turtle, which he believes to augur good fortune and long life. Sompamitre carves the turtle from mango wood using manual tools, achieving an exceptionally detailed piece. Painted with by hand, the turt
Wood sculpture, 'Andean Black Bear' (Peru)
Bold and handsome, this bear explores his Andean habitat. John Barrow depicts the amiable black bruin in a wood sculpture. His design is hand carved and painted by skilled Peruvian artisans.
Wood sculpture, 'Black Lion' (Indonesia)
Ketut Suastawa honors the artistic legacy of his father, Made Mudana, with this life-like sculpture. Fearsome and proud, the mighty lion poses as a symbol of power and strength. Carved of suar wood, the jungle cat is detailed and realistic. The artis
Wood sculpture, 'Kebo Buffalo' (Indonesia)
Ketut Suastawa honors the artistic legacy of his father, Made Mudana, with this life-like sculpture. It captures the muscular elegance of a buffalo as he strolls through Balinese fields. The buffalo's heavy countenance is well detailed and recreated
Wood sculpture, 'Lion's Kingdom' (Indonesia)
Ketut Suastawa honors the artistic legacy of his father, Made Mudana, with this life-like sculpture. Fearsome and proud, the mighty lion poses as a symbol of power and strength. Carved of suar wood, the lion's magnificent mane is rendered with admira
Wood sculpture, 'Mighty Tiger' (Indonesia)
The beauty and might of tigers is unique and masterfully exemplified in this hand-carved sculpture by Ketut Taram. Throughout Asia and Indonesia, tigers are associated with power, ferocity, passion and sensuality, beauty, speed, cruelty, and wrath. I
Wood sculpture, 'Monkey Mischief' (Thailand)
Getting up to its usual playful antics, a monkey carries a tray on its back as it stands on all four. Jaifah Aksornsri carves the rain tree wood sculpture by hand in such a way that it can double as a decorative tray. He finishes the piece with paint
Wood sculpture, 'Serpent Guardian' (Indonesia)
Hissing a warning, a serpent rises from tight coils in a gesture of protection. Wayan Rendah recreates the rippling texture of snakeskin in a supple work. Carved by hand of suar wood, it realistically captures the powerful contours and reptilian fang
Wood statuette, 'Baby Komodo Dragon' (Indonesia)
Superbly carved from suar wood, a komodo dragon looks around. Ketut Taram depicts the famous Indonesian monitor lizard named for the island where it lives. This one is a baby, although adults can grow to ten feet in length and weigh as much as 300 po
Wood statuette, 'Chimp at the Wheel' (Indonesia)
Talking on a mobile phone, a young chimpanzee expertly steers his car through traffic. Wayan Rendah carefully carves the intelligent primate, expertly detailing each simian feature. The whimsical suar wood portrait is sure to evoke a smile.
Wood statuette, 'Cobra' (Indonesia)
In an amazing display of his eye for detail and steady hand, Wayan Rendah carves accacia wood into an incredibly realistic portrayal of a poisonous cobra. The serpent's arched head and coiled tail reveal its strength and charisma in a powerful way. I
Wood statuette, 'Curious Chimp' (Indonesia)
Leaning on his hands, a chimpanzee pauses in his walk through the jungle to gaze upward, inquiringly. Nyoman Karsa realistically sculpts the curious ape in a beautiful portrait of the intelligent primate. Shaggy fur, wide ears and bright eyes make th
Wood statuette, 'Romancing Monkey' (Indonesia)
Employing local suar wood, Nyoman Karsa skillfully carves this image of Balinese monkeys. The pair strikes a loving pose, embraced in an expression of nature‘«÷s intimacy. Subtle details complement the wood‘«÷s alluring grain. Imbued with ecological
Wood statuette, 'Snarling Tiger' (Indonesia)
Ketut Suastawa honors the artistic legacy of his father, Made Mudana, with this life-like sculpture. A snarling tiger warns all: Its territory is not to be crossed. Its fierce face is vividly detailed and from its posture, this tiger is ready to poun
Wood statuette, 'Three Wise Monkeys' (Indonesia)
Three monkeys crouch in a row. One covers his eyes, one his ears and one his mouth as they wisely "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil." Wayan Rendah carves the whimsical trio from the warm grain of Balinese suar wood, expertly detailing each si