Rattlesnake in Egg Carving
“Rattlesnake in Egg Carving” done on North American moose antler by talented unknown carver. The egg has been finely polished and the emerging rattler has been stained. Creative composition in this gem.
The material used for this fine carving is North American moose antler. This antler is collected from the forests of North America, all across Siberia to Scandinavia. The male of this species (Alces alces) grows and sheds a new pair of massive antlers every year. It is the largest of the deer family and its numbers are stable and thriving. Therefore, there are no restrictions on trade in this antler. It is a beautiful, solid, renewable carving material.