Ironwood carving is a unique art done by the Seri indigenous tribe living in the Great Sonora desert of S. Arizona and northern New Mexico. The tribe started carving in 1961 using the hard wood of the Olneya Tesota which only grows in the desert of SW Arizona and Sonora. The tree is protected by the government and can only be used for artisan purposes from natural fallen trees that have been exposed to desert conditions for five years before carving. This heavy sculpture weighs 7 1/2 lbs and measures 11 1/4" long, 7 1/2" wide, and 8 high.The meticulous carving on the bear's coat and face makes this a special work of art. The item "Large Ironwood Bear on Base Sculpture Hand Carved by Seri Sonoran Artist" is in sale since Tuesday, July 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures". The seller is "marilynz" and is located in Peoria, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.