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Seri Ironwood Carvings

Updated on March 10, 2014

Seri Ironwood Carving of a Frog deedsphotos

Seri Ironwood Sculpture

The Seri indians of Sonora, Mexico, who at last count numbered only 650, carve ironwood sculptures of fish, birds, seals, and other flora and fauna from their environment on the Sea of Cortez. Ironwood is a beautiful, dark, very hard wood which is cured for five years to assure that it is dry enough for carving. Authentic Seri sculptures are carved by hand. However, imitations of Seri carvings made with power tools are sold along roads in Sonora and in curio shops for a fraction of the price of an authentic Seri hand-carved ironwood sculpture. The Seri sculptures are reminiscent of Inuit stone sculptures from Canada and Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe.


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      Hi Ralph,

      Thanks for sharing this great hub.These carvings are brilliant and I really enjoyed this one.

      Take care


    • gr82bme profile image

      gr82bme 7 years ago from USA

      Very nice. The pictures were awesome. Thank you for sharing