Owl Sculpture created from a piece of Lingzhi (mushroom), face and legs are made from Sterling silver, decorated with Ebony wood beak, claws and eyes which are set in Gold plated Silver. The Owl sits on a Burl wood branch and is set on black granite base.
Lingzhi, also known as reishi, is the ancient ""mushroom of immortality"", revered for over 2,000 years. Uncertainty exists about which Ganoderma species was most widely utilized as Lingzhi mushroom in ancient times, and likely a few different common species were considered interchangeable.
It took eight master craftsmen with a combined production time of 12 weeks to complete the Fu Star. From imagining its unique design, sculpting its shape, carving the wood, to employing a silver smith, great thought and care has gone into creating this timeless art piece. Each piece will be one of a kind due to the unique shape and size of the raw materials used.
Size : 15(12) x 47(L) x 37(H) cms.
Weight: 636 gms."