Animal Statues

 

Wooden carvingsSuar wood is an average hardwood with a straight grain making it easy to carve and finish with a high gloss. It's scientific name for Suar wood is Samanea Saman and it is commonly known in English as Rain Tree wood.

It is a native rain tree of South America but has been dispersed throughout the tropics for at least 100 years. It is a fast-growing and easily replaceable wood and is very popular outside of the tropics because it's crisscrossed, interlocking grain helps to keep the wood from cracking when moved to drier climates.

The colour of the wood varies greatly between the centre and outer edges of the tree often making for interesting ‘multi-coloured’ sculptures. Even though suar wood grain is superior for its weather resistant properties you can also apply light-weight oil - like teak  or raw linseed oil - about once a year, and even more often if your artwork is in direct sunlight (to be avoided if possible and do not place it near a radiator as this ‘force dries’ the wood causing cracking). Oiling keeps the wood conditioned so as to minimize any warping and cracking that may occur over time; however, it may also darken its colour slightly.

PLEASE NOTE: All our products are skilfully handmade from renewable sourced wood, and as such, every piece may be slightly different, in colour/wood grain, size or carving, making every one special & unique. Trading directly with families of skilled village artists and craftsmen, we can ensure all our items are beautifully handmade; the trees are constantly reforested; fair trade, fair prices and top quality.  

Of course we have many more different styles and different sizes of carving, than those shown here on our web site, and our full selection of items can always be viewed in our Southsea shop.    

Animals
Animals
Cats
Cats
Dogs & Canines
Dogs & Canines
Cobras
Cobras
Elephants
Elephants
Frogs and toads
Frogs and toads
Hippos
Hippos
Kamodo dragons
Kamodo dragons
Monkeys
Monkeys
Owls
Owls
Rhinos
Rhinos
Turtles
Turtles
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