Monday, February 20, 2012

Antler Owl

I finished up this owl netsuke recently. I'm not sure what type of antler it is carved from, but I suspect it is Whitetail.  The staining is a combination of a couple of natural dyes as well as potassium permanganate.  The pupils have been finished with an inlay of black horn.

An in-progress shot to get a sense of scale