Created from a natural Teak root wood transformed into a Giant Tortoise with Sterling Silver head and feet and eyes decorated with Tiger Eye Quartz. The teak root, with its curvy grains and hand carved into tortoiseshell was sourced from the Islands of Java where some of the best Teaks are cultivated.
The Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), one of the largest tortoise species on Earth, is endemic to the Aldabra atoll, Seychelles. Tortoise generally lives a long life, it makes sense that they would make a great symbol for longevity and endurance. The tortoise symbol also represents many virtues hard to keep, like patience, knowledge and stability.
After sourcing the precious wood, the 11 craftsmen spent 2.5 months to create this piece.
Size: 47(W) x 55(L) x 23(H) cm.
Weight: 14 kg.