WOOD CARVING A LOST ART IN AMERICA BUT NOT IN THE REST OF THE WORLD!
Old men in rural villages can sit at home carve up a lot of dead, useless trees and make a whole lotta money while their crops grow if you would SELL THEIR CREATIONS. CARVING is a lost art in the CIVILIZED big cities which is why you can charge so much money for these pieces.
When you travel to foreign places, take carving tools to their native villages. Anywhere you go, there are carvers: Poland, Canada/ Pacific Northwest with its Indian Tribes, Bali, India, Africa. Mexican hinterlands. Don't let the village carvers know that you're prepared to gift them with tools like this, not until you've seen their work, talked over prices for a dozen pieces. Then as a contract signing gift, handover the modern tools! These men may be thrilled and will create their very best masks, heads, scultpures & statues for you and only you and for good prices: Ten dollars a piece or Twenty. Look at this sculptor. He charges thousands.
THE BALINESE have carved fine hardwoods for centuries. They make sprightly little animals but they're worth a lot more than you pay for them.
NOW IS THE TIME to visit the great carving nations.
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THen, there are the many tribes of AMERICAN INDIANs. All do CARVINGS
These are Pacific North West and Canadian.
AFRICAN CARVINGS on't have to be dinky little animals that you set on a tiny shelf. Regardez!
IMAGINE the spectacle of one of those on your walls! To ship more securely, tell your artisan to fit any protruberances, ears, horns with foam rubber or straw. Or maybe not to glue the real LONG stuff on yet. Bring the horns in specially, separately and have a good carpenter install them in USA. Have that man design the hanger on the back so that your carving workers can give you the fitting that works best against a WALL. These are heavy quite often. Don't want the cat leaping to whack it, or one falling on junior. So sturdy 'hanging' apparatus.
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