I purchased this as a gift and was thinking of staining it in a batik print. But the piece is too beautiful to change. The carving is lovely, including the belly and underside of the tail. The crocodile wood is something like maple and the finish is like satin. I didn?t expect so much. The gift wrapping is also a special touch that we are keeping.
These little turtles are so beautiful. I love turtles and tortoises and have several pieces like these, but these are now my favorites. They're shaped and finished to perfection and a very unique color. They appear to be very substantial and not likely to break easily. I have them on my kitchen sink window sill so I can see them easily. The packaging for shipment was amazing. The box they were in and the multiple wrapping could have survived a truck running over them. I'm clearly very pleased.
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