All modern elks are descended from elk that once inhabited Beringia, a steppe region between Asia and North America that once connected the two continents Two subspecies are found in China and Korea, named the Mandchurian and the Alashan wapitis.
Chinese artisans are well knowned for the precision and extreme detailing they put into woodcarving. They favor the boxwood to create amazing artworks.
Buxus is a genus of about 70 species, generally small trees or bushes, common names include box or boxwood. Owing to its fine grain it is a good wood for fine wood carving, although limited by the small sizes available. It is also resistant to splitting and chipping.
- Handcarved from boxwood
- 15 x 4 x 8 in (37 x 10 x 21 cm)
- Shipped from China. Expect 15-30 days.