Beautifully detailed Archipelago Wood Carving of the Minke Whale on an aged natural wooden base, hand carved and hand painted by skilled Fair Trade carvers and sculptors, making every one unique.
The beautiful Minke Whale in the small size, a fabulous new design from Archipelago, perfectly displayed on its own rustic wooden base to create a dynamic sculpture. D411.
Each Archipelago product is hand crafted and hand painted from sustainable wood and finished with lead-free paints making each one unique.
Archipelago is a strong supporter of Fair Trade and their ethical views are rewarded with high quality craftsmanship from their carvers and sculptors. Great effort is taken during the design and collaboration process to create pieces that closely imitate nature. These carefully handcrafted products carry the Archipelago branding logo so you can be sure you are purchasing a genuine product.
Each piece comes with the "Archipelago" TEAK TAG with logo, branding and story card.
These stunning British designed wood carvings make unique and wonderful gifts.
Size: cm long
Here is some information about the Minke Whale:
The smallest member of the rorqual family, the geogeous minke shale is one of the species most severely affected by the whaling industry.
Despite its name, the common minke whale is, in fact, not so common. Originally believed to have been one species, scientists now recognise at least two different species and sub-species of these little whales. The common minke whale is the smallest of all baleen whales, reaching around 8 to 9 metres long.
Although it’s not unusual for several individuals to be found in close proximity to each other on feeding grounds, such as the Gulf of Maine or west coast of Scotland, minke whales are content in their own company and tend to be quite solitary. Relatively fast swimmers, they are not ones for showmanship and keep their acrobatic skills largely to themselves, only occasionally breaching and spyhopping.