Ironwood carving is a unique form of art from the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico. The art form was originated by the Seri, a small tribe that have dwelled in the great Sonoran Desert for thousands of years. After the wood has been gathered, each piece is hand crafted using very simple tools. Long hours of carving, hand sanding and polishing plus and artistic eye to effectively capture the beautiful burrow and distinctive grain inherent to ironwood. The result is that no two pieces are identical.
PERIOD: ContemporaryORIGIN: Arizona - Sonoran Desert, United States