Little Seahorse Carving
A charming little wood carving of the remarkable tiny seahorse (hippocampus ramulous) sitting upon a natural lime waxed wooden block.
Coated in armour and spines, seahorse's swim upright using their large dorsal fin, and often hide in sea grass and seaweed holding on by their tails.
The most unusual of its many strange characteristics however is that the male does the parenting, carrying the eggs around inside its pouch until incubated, and keeping the young there until they are large enough to be released.
In 2006 greatly increased numbers were reported off the southwest coasts of England due to warm seas, and they have been found as far north as Shetland.
This product has been skilfully hand carved by village craftsmen on the island of Bali in Indonesia which is famous for its tradition of wood carving.
The seahorse has been beautifully carved and painted and produced under fair trading conditions to benefit the village community as well as the producer. It has been painted using lead free paints and local replaceable softwood.
Due to the handmade nature of this product the wooden base may differ from the images shown due to its natural features.
Simple, elegant decoration.
Overall Size: approx 22 cm high
Seahorse Size: approx 16 cm high