This carved vessel is made from a very large and rare Alligator Juniper Burl. The burl was found at the landfill and came from a private landowners cleanup (to help prevent forest fires) in Ruidoso NM. The piece was first carved using a chainsaw to remove a bulk of the wood and then grinders were used to create the folds, bends, feet and large wave. Turquoise was inlayed into the natural cracks. Each one of these pieces is a one of a kind creation to add to your art collection.