LSU Ironwood Bookends
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Set of two LSU bookends. Pewter logo with purple enamel trim. These rich looking bookends are produced by Seri Indian craftsmen of desert ironwood from the Bahia-Kino region of Sonora, Mexico.
Measuring approximately 5" T x 5 1/2 W x 3" D. Desert Ironwood is an extremely hard, dense wood grown only in the Sonoran Desert, below 2500 feet in elevation. A mature tree suitable for carving takes centuries to grow and may live to 1,500 years. Today, live specimens are protected.
The best carving wood is dead Ironwood that has baked in the desert sun, dehydrated by nature, at temperatures exceeding 140 degrees Fahrenheit for over one hundred years.
The Seri Indians of Sonora, Mexico are known throughout the world as the finest Ironwood sculptors.