Parasite Wood Carving

Parasite wood carvings come from a parasitic plant, a mushroom-like growth that imbeds itself into the bark of a Chinaberry tree and gets its nourishment from the tree’s sap.  These parasite growths are so hard and dense that they don’t decay when the tree is dead and rots away (leaving these parasite growths to be picked up and carved into beautiful creatures by the talented Bali artisans.

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