Irish Sheep Hanging Ornament
Height 9cm Width 9cm
This wood carving depicts an Irish Sheep. Ireland is famous for its hand-knit Aran sweaters made from the wool of these black-faced mountain sheep. The backbone of farming in Ireland, their bright cream coloured fleeces dot the green patchwork of fields throughout the land.
This carving is made by a process known as Intarsia, which is the ancient art of making pictorial mosaics by laying precious and exotic woods onto a solid wood surface.