I carved this Ruru / morepork out of a beautiful unique piece of orange/red Carnelian.
Carnelian of this colour and consistency is hard to find which makes this piece extra special.
I’ve left the back as the natural texture from the uncarved stone apart from smoothing off some pointy parts. too.
You can read more about Carnelian here.
Material – NZ Carnelian (Coromandel)
Size – approx 70mm wide
Hand plaited 4 strand adjustable grey cord