Mahogany Crocodile Sculpture

SKU: 2017000228
US$40,629.92
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Rolf von Bueren’s hand-crafted crocodile, sculpted from a real crocodile skull and Mahogany root wood. The feet and body forged out of bronze while the body is designed with the natural root shape of a roots of Mahogany. The authentic Crocodile skull is one of the largest under the collection of Lotus Arts de Vivre. Crocodiles symbolize courage, strength, honor, patience, speed, cunning and primal power and often rubs off its characteristics to its owners.

The ‘size to life’ crocodile has seamlessly been depicted with the roots of Mahogany Tree. Mahogany is a commercially expensive and important lumber prized for its beauty, durability, and color. It has a straight, fine, and even grain, and is relatively free of voids and pockets. Its reddish-brown color darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. Historically, the tree's girth allowed for wide boards from traditional mahogany species. These properties make it a favourable wood for crafting cabinets and furniture. Mahogany also resists wood rot, making it attractive in boat construction. It is a tone wood, often used for musical instruments, particularly the backs, sides and necks of acoustic guitars, electric guitar bodies, and drum shells because of its ability to produce a very deep, warm tone.

14 people were involved over 2.5 months to finish this piece.

Size: 105(W) x240(L) x53(H) cms.
Weight: 71 kgs.

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