Lotus Arts de Vivre has created this Pig bowl from one piece of carved teak wood, decorated with Sterling silver, and we have left the rough natural rim untouched to keep its artistic look. The Sterling silver parts make these pieces look exquisite.
The Teak root, with its curvy grains and natural pits, was sourced from the Islands of Java where some of the best Teaks are cultivated. It was further hand-carved by master wood craftsmen into the shape of a leaf bowl that also formed the silhouette of a Crocodile’s body, after which master Silver smiths and our designers accented it with Sterling Silver to form this Crocodile. Symbolically, Crocodiles are symbols of wisdom and the protector and keeper of all knowledge. As Spirit Animals, Crocodiles symbolize individuality, protection, and strength.
Teak has a high oil content, giving it the highest decay-resistance among all-natural wood products. Due to its durability, while it is still used for boat building, yachts, exterior construction, indoor and outdoor furniture, it also very dear to artists and sculptors for making intricate carvings and elaborate sculptures. Lotus Arts de Vivre uses various free-formations of the teak branches, teak root or drift wood to further hand-carve and create its designs, giving wood a second life.
As a symbol, a pig represents good luck, abundance, determination, and sincerity. It helps to achieve the impossible and scriptures of Feng Shui hold the pig as a lucky trait. Pigs are also sacred in several religions, including the Druids of Ireland, whose priests were called "swine". One of the animals sacred to the Roman goddess Diana was the boar; she sent the Calydonian boar to destroy the land. In East Asian households, it is recommended that keeping a fattened pig in one’s house would bring in wealth, good fortune and prosperity.
Size: 14(W) x 20(L) x 11(H) cm.
Weight: 451 g.