- Ethically Sourced: No Middlemen, Purchased Direct from the original carver. Fairtrade.
- Hand carved from exotic Suar wood — a lovely, cross grain wood that will last you for years.
- Height x Width x Depth: 155 x 66 x 35 cm.
- Weight: approx 5kg.
- Located in Ruislip, HA4.
Magnificent Turtles on Coral Sculpture
From start to finish, this statue can take up to 8 weeks to complete. It starts with one or two people working on the basic carving. Then the piece is left to dry in the sun for about 1 week. Then the crafters come back to do the more finely detailed carving.
At this point, the wood is still quite wet and it will now be left to stand for as long as a month. Over this period, any cracks that emerge will be fixed and then, once the wood seems dry enough, the statue finally goes to another crafter for sanding and fine polishing.
Even after 8 weeks, the statue can still be too wet (high in moisture content) to safely ship and will probably need another month or two before it’s ready for a dry, cold climate like the UK in Winter.
The statue will usually stand at the crafter’s place unwaxed / stained until an order is confirmed and then a crafter will finally finish off the statue and prepare for shipping.
This superb piece was custom made for The Bali Shop.