A couple of weeks ago, a parcel arrived from Hopedale, Labrador. I was expecting it, and I opened it carefully with excited anticipation, as I knew the contents were delicate.
These were inside.
A pair of caribou, carved from aspen wood, and with tiny antlers cut from real caribou antler.
Brian of Nain Bay has three of these wonderful carvings, and when I saw them on his blog, I fell in love, I wanted one... or maybe two. They are exquisitely carved by Ross Flowers of Hopedale. Ross carves in the winter, and fishes and hunts during the short summer months. I spoke to Ross by phone, and he graciously carved these two beauties just for me!
Thank you, Ross!
About 5" long, and standing 3" high at the shoulder, the caribou are all slightly different. I am thrilled with them.
I wish I could afford a whole herd.