Delightful African Rhino~Handcarved Teak-3
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This auction features a beautiful, hand-carved rhinoceros from Kenya, East Africa. This work of art was masterfully hand-carved from a single block of richly grained teak by a special Akamba carver who lives in southern Kenya. We have personally selected this piece for its beautifully carved lines and the rich grain in the highly polished wood. Rhinos are breath-taking to watch, and are indeed one of the "Big Five" attractions which draw tourists to Kenya. Despite its huge size and weight, the rhino has surprising agility, and so is the very representation of strong power. They have a vile temper and often charge blindly at groups of people or vehicles, with no provocation. Poachers have caused near extinction, but through the diligent efforts of wildlife officials and special park guards, this spectacular species is making a slow, but steady come-back in number.
This piece has been has been exquisitely carved to display the natural, rich lines of the teak wood, then polished to a high sheen. Free-standing, this rhinoceros carving stands nearly 3 inches tall, is 5 inches long. This is a very nice piece of artwork, not the roughly-carved, mass-produced variety often seen in the open... read more