Archipelago - Handcarved Wooden Ruff
This handcarved wooden Ruff by Archipelago encapsulates this medium-sized wading bird with his long neck, small head, short slightly droopy bill and medium-long orange leg. In flight, the ruff shows a faint wing-stripe and oval white patches either side of the tail. It breeds in a very few lowland sites in eastern England, and it appears that numbers are dropping. It is a migrant but in the UK some birds are present all year round. Many young birds from Scandinavia visit the UK in late summer, then migrating on to Africa.
An ideal gift for bird-lovers and a beautiful statement piece in a room, this beautiful wooden Ruff sculpture measures 31cm high and is handpainted by craftsmen in a village in Indonesia which is famous for its centuries-old tradition of wood carving.