Carved from a stunning piece of Solomon Island rosewood (pterocarpus indicus), the wood has a swirling grain to enhance the shape of the shell. The design is enhanced with several lines of mother of pearl inlay.
For the mother of pearl inlay, the artist cuts a piece of shell to fit the space, then cuts it into tiny pieces, files each one to create the pattern, and then puts each individual piece in place using custom putty.
Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands
Personally collected Compadre Voyage
17"L x 13"W x 3.5"H