Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Ebony Wood Dimensions: Height: 8 inches, 20 centimeters Length: 9 inches, 23 centimeters Region: Kenya, East Africa Approximate Age: 33 years (1988) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: SF006 Collection: Safari Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: "Buffalo" Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
Buffaloes live in large herds numbering up to 500. Some groups have been known to reach around 2,000. Their united social structure and unpredictable behavior make them ferocious opponents even to lions, their biggest threat in the wild. Fearless and loyal, buffaloes are known to come to the ‘rescue’ of a fellow herd member should one be taken down by a lion or a crocodile. Sometimes the predator will back off to safety and the victim will walk away. In the bush, it is said that a buffalo looks at you like you owe them money.
Ebony Wood Ebony wood is one of the most valuable, rare, and expensive types of wood in the world; prized for its dark core. Ebony trees (Diospyros) are generally small and slow growing. The Greek name for ebony is Diospyros meaning 'fruit of the gods' and this wood is famous for its dark beauty and opulence. Because of its high density, texture, and waxiness, it is ideal for the production of fine artwork.
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