Since we’re hunting dragons on the TVM, I thought I’d share one I already have. 🙂
This is a carving made out of a single piece of sandalwood from Indonesia. My parents bought four (I think) carvings of dragons from a shop in Indonesia when we were there, with the idea that when we returned to Europe, they would sell them. However, they grew to love them and ended up keeping two, giving one to my uncle, and one to me. This one is completely different to the others, as it is rectangular. The others are long and slim, again carved from a single piece of wood.
It’s lost its gorgeous sandalwood smell after all these years (twenty-one years!) and I keep thinking I should get some sandalwood oil and oil it (although it’s not cracked at all over the years, which is good), but then I forget. 😀
[Taken by Heliona in her spare room/library]