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Ironwood Rearing Horse
Ironwood Rearing Horse
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Ironwood Rearing Horse

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Measurements: 7” Tall x 4.25” Wide. Weight: 9.5 oz.


Ironwood is a very dense and heavy wood of intriguing origin. To be suitable for carving, the wood must be exposed to the extremes of the climate conditions that exist only in the desert. Years of exposure in this hot, dry environment cause the natural resins to collect, condense and cure, thus transforming the wood into very dense and heavy ironwood.

 Ironwood carving is an unusually demanding art form originated by the Seri Indians, a small tribe that have dwelled in the great Sonoran Desert for thousands of years.  Once the wood has been gathered, each piece is handcrafted using very simple tools. It requires long hours of carving, hand sanding and polishing plus an artistic “eye” to effectively capture the beautiful burl and distinctive grain inherent to ironwood. The result of this handwork is that no two pieces are identical. There is a limited supply of true ironwood and a diminishing number of carvers. It is possible that your purchase may appreciate in value.

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