Simple, elegant decoration beautifully realised.
A fine hand carved and painted sculpture of a cormorant standing on a natural wooden block.
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These elegant and dramatic members of the pelican family can be seen perched on posts or rocks near the cliffs where they nest.
Cormorants are excellent swimmers, plunging head first they can dive down as far as 100 feet in the pursuit of food.
Their superb fishing skills were used to great effect in China where cormorants were trained to catch fish, as seen in classical Chinese paintings of the period.
Today the UK is an internationally important wintering site for this most remarkable of sea birds.
Size: 48cm high (19”)