I purchased this as a gift and was thinking of staining it in a batik print. But the piece is too beautiful to change. The carving is lovely, including the belly and underside of the tail. The crocodile wood is something like maple and the finish is like satin. I didn?t expect so much. The gift wrapping is also a special touch that we are keeping.
Thinking of You sculpture was soo much beautiful than shown,. Yes, it has become my most cherished art piece! The gift wrapping made it almost to beautiful to open, saving that also :-). Thank You! Made Wirata you where able to capture the ?power of the mind?at rest.
My sister & brother-in-law will be thrilled with this special symbol of their lifelong devotion to each other.
"Even though now I am alone, I always keep my spirit up and go on strong for my children."
Pair of Hand Carved Wood Abstract Forest Guardian Statuettes, "Forest Spirits"
Wood Cat Sculpture from Indonesia, "Cat in Deep Meditation"
Hand Carved Mahogany Hippo Statuette from Ghana, "Wechiau Hippo"