Burl Wood Japanese Tiger

SKU: 2021000078
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An attractive organic formation of ‘Burl Wood’ designed into a magnificent piece of art depicting a Japanese Tiger with the head, tail and feet beautifully made in Sterling Silver, seamless merged into the wood.
The tiger is one of the Japanese deities that was adopted from Chinese culture. The Japanese tiger is called “Byakko” in Japanese lore. It is associated with the planet Venus and is white in color. Byakko symbolizes the warriors that fought for Japan and therefore, many samurai donned the white tiger tattoo as they entered battle. It symbolically means strength and courage as well as other representations in protection against evil spirits, wind, disease, and bad luck. It is also believed that the Japanese tiger controls the wind (while the phoenix controls fire, the dragon controls water and the turtle with a snake tail controls the earth).
Rolf von Bueren, an avid burl wood collector for over 35 years, personally travels to Japan to look for rare and beautiful pieces of burl woods including this majestic piece. Burls result in a uniquely patterned wood, which is highly prized for its beauty. It is valued and sought after by artists, furniture makers and sculptors.
After sourcing these extremely valuable organic formations of Burl Wood, it took approximately 10 weeks labour to create this piece with over 8 designers and craftsmen involved.

Size:62(W) x 70(L) x 62(H) cms. (approx.)