Ancient Australian Redgum Willy Wagtail

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DESCRIPTION

Made specially for our Ancient Redgum range by woodcarver and sculptor Gary Field, these stylised bird sculptures are inspired by our native Willy Wagtails, little birds with big personalities. 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 traditional bird carvings. 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 to stunning black fossil wood. Extremely hard and dense, it polishes to a beautiful shine almost like stone.

MEASUREMENTS

Dimensions*
 Height 9cm x Width 8cm x Length 10cm

Weight*:
0.05kg

*Note: This fossilised Ancient Redgum Willy Wagtail 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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