Carved animal figures could be used as toys or as amulets for protection. This polar bear is carved from ivory and dates from the 1800s. It was made in Alaska, USA.
Viking Horse absolutely gorgeous
Designs cut into leafs. These are amazing!
And I Quote: Normally, I don't comment on images. But this piece is special. I downloaded it from the Center for Art in Wood site. I believe it's Cork Oak turned as a single piece using the full width of the log. Then carved. It just takes my breath away.