Blue heron hand carved wooden figurine
Each piece is uniquePicture is representative of the 4.75" high size heron figurine, and each piece may vary slightly in size and color/grain.
Height: 4.5 inches
Length: 2 to 2.5 inches
Origin: Made in USA
To be suitable for carving, the wood must be exposed to the extremes of the climatic conditions that exist only in the desert. Years of exposure in this hot, dry environment cause the natural resins to collect, condense and cure, thus transforming the wood into very dense and heavy Ironwood. The government has prohibited the harvesting of living Ironwood trees, causing the artisans to search extensively for naturally fallen trees. No green wood is suitable or used for carving.