Swimming Seals Ornament
Seals are a favorite subject of mine. Not only are they totally adorable, have a natural curiosity and may even be as intelligent as dogs. There are fascinating folk tales surrounding seals, in which the seal, or "selkie" can shed their seal skin and become human!
This gourd features pyrography of seals swimming and looking toward land, a nod to the selkie lore, with colored pencil accent in the water. As in all of my work, no patterns used, all designed and burned freehand.
This is a larger than usual egg gourd. It measures about 4". Hand in photo gives you a better idea of the size.
Some ornaments will rattle when you shake them, that is the loose seeds inside you are hearing.
Be sure to see the photo of an egg gourd growing in the garden before it is dried for artistic use.
Please display away from direct sunlight, as this will cause the artwork to fade. A UV protection coating is applied, but it has it limitations. Treat this little ornament as a miniature piece of original art, because that is what it is!
Comes with a handmade hook ready for hanging, and packaged in a gift box.
Ships USPS Priority with insurance included.