W150xH150xD100mm, China

Chinese root carving is a broad term for carving that includes root, bark, knots and bamboo roots.  The essence of these type of carving focuses on the natural growth of the material as well as abnormal growth.  Hence, the major part of the artwork is translation from nature and with a small enhancement in detail.  This type of carving is really material based, the knot, the grain, colours, etc.  This particular one is a bamboo root carving of a helmet and a surrendered monster.