Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Animal Collection Wildlife

Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These 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)
$59.99

"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.
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Alebrije sculpture, 'Xoloescuincle' (Mexico)
$274.99

"The ancient Aztecs believed the xoloescuintle dog protected the underworld, and we decided to decorate this alebrije with aspects of sun and light reflected on earth," confide Zeny and Reyna. They paint the wood sculpture by hand with detailed artis
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Alebrije sculpture, 'Zapotec Saber-Toothed Tiger' (2 pieces) (Mexico)
$229.99

Looking at its prey, this saber-toothed tiger is ready for a meal. Preserving the alebrije tradition of hand-carved wood sculptures, Zeny and Reyna craft this original pair of copal wood sculptures. "We chose to paint Zapotec motifs that represent th
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Cedar and mahogany sculpture, 'Alpaca Herdsman' (Peru)
$49.99

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.
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Cedar and mahogany sculptures, 'Llamas' (pair) (Peru)
$62.99

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.
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Lacquered wood statuette, 'Longevity Turtle' (Thailand)
$38.49

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
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Wood figurine, 'Journey of the Black Turtle' (Indonesia)
$45.99

Ageless, the turtle has come to symbolize immortality. People in Bali believe turtles have an enviable and god-like resistance to aging; they also see them as a link between heaven and earth. Turtles are considered to be temporary dwelling places for
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Wood sculpture, 'Andean Bear' (Peru)
$49.99

Stately and handsome, the Andean bear is the only bear native to South America. John Barrow depicts the amiable brown bruin in a wood sculpture. His design is hand carved and painted by skilled Peruvian artisans.
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Wood sculpture, 'Andean Black Bear' (Peru)
$57.99

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.
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Wood sculpture, 'Black Lion' (Indonesia)
$94.95

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
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Wood sculpture, 'Brave Young Bull' (Indonesia)
$99.99

Ketut Suastawa honors the artistic legacy of his father, Made Mudana, with this life-like sculpture. Tossing his head, a proud young bull snorts in defiance as he trots briskly through the paddock. Rippling muscles and sharp horns lend an air of brav
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Wood sculpture, 'Kebo Buffalo' (Indonesia)
$92.99

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
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Wood sculpture, 'Lion's Kingdom' (Indonesia)
$185

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
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Wood sculpture, 'Lucky Bull from Pucara' (large) (Peru)
$252.99

The torito de Pucara is celebrated during cattle branding ceremonies to ensure the animals will be fertile, and it is believed that the little bull guards families and households. A fusion of native Andean and Spanish imagery, these fancifully decora
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Wood sculpture, 'Lucky Bull from Pucara' (small) (Peru)
$159.99

The torito de Pucara is celebrated during cattle branding ceremonies to ensure the animals will be fertile, and it is believed that the little bull guards families and households. A fusion of native Andean and Spanish imagery, these fancifully decora
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Wood sculpture, 'Mighty Tiger' (Indonesia)
$169.99

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
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Wood sculpture, 'Monkey Mischief' (Thailand)
$137.99

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
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Wood sculpture, 'Serpent Guardian' (Indonesia)
$69.99

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
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Wood sculpture, 'Young Tiger' (Peru)
$55.99

Carved from Peruvian ishpingo wood, a tiger is at once majestic, wise and pensive. John Barrow reveals his sensitivity for the animal world with this elegant sculpture. The big cat's habitat is endangered in some parts of the world.
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Wood statuette, 'Baby Komodo Dragon' (Indonesia)
$74.99

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
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Wood statuette, 'Chimp at the Wheel' (Indonesia)
$39.99

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.
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Wood statuette, 'Cobra' (Indonesia)
$51.03

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
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Wood statuette, 'Coiled Snake' (Indonesia)
$62.99

Coiled in expectant anticipation, a serpent inspires this striking sculpture. Wayan Rendah recreates the rippling texture of snakeskin in a supple work. Carved by hand in suar wood, it realistically conjures powerful contours and reptilian fangs.
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Wood statuette, 'Curious Chimp' (Indonesia)
$44.99

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
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Wood statuette, 'Proud Stag' (Indonesia)
$92.99

Lifting his head with pride, a deer shows off his magnificent antlers. Nyoman Karsa sculpts the mature stag in exquisite detail as strength courses through the tense creature. Dictated by the wood itself, the figure seems to breathe as it pauses in a
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Wood statuette, 'Romancing Monkey' (Indonesia)
$49.49

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
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Wood statuette, 'Snarling Tiger' (Indonesia)
$154.99

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
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Wood statuette, 'Three Wise Monkeys' (Indonesia)
$45.99

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
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