Made especially for our Ancient Redgum range by woodcarver and sculptor Gary Field, these stylised bird sculptures are inspired by our native Honey Eaters, streamlined and elegant little birds that you may have seen feeding on the nectar of Banksia and Grevillea when in flower. Gary has used a combination of new Redgum with Ancient Redgum, the rich red of the first contrasting with the dense black of the latter, and mounted them on bases of Coolibah burl, another iconic Australian timber. Available in two variants with either the tail or body in Ancient Redgum, these little birds with their clean, uncluttered lines are a contemporary interpretation of our Honey Eaters. Packaged and accompanied by the Ancient Redgum story and a certificate of authenticity from the museum of Victoria, these little sculptures make a hard-to-beat Australian gift.
The Ancient Redgum story:
The fossilised Redgums that are used in our range are over 5,000 years old. These ancient Redgums were buried in the mud as the Murray river changed course at the end of the last Ice Age. Over thousands of years, they became impregnated with minerals from the gravels of the river bed, transforming the timber into stunning black fossil wood. Extremely hard and dense, it polishes to a beautiful shine almost like stone.
- Height 12cm x Width 3cm x Length 5cm
*Note: This fossilised Ancient Redgum Honey Eater is handcrafted, and as every piece of wood is unique no two wooden birds are exactly the same; the above dimensions and weight are approximate measurements only. For more information please see our Australian handmade quality guarantee.
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