Thursday, 13 February 2014

TREE IN SOUTH AFRICA

TREE  IN SOUTH  AFRICA

Looks  normal from a distance.....but take a closer  look...
The  mystery is nobody knows who the artist  was! 












  Amazing  how someone can actually carve into and sculpture this  and not kill the tree!  
No one  knows, to anyones  knowledge, who did the carvings but  they are over 500 years old and done with very exceptional  detail.  When it  was discovered a lot of questions were ask of the villagers as  to who may have done this and done it in a way that kept tree  from dying.

14 comments:

  1. none of the photos are showing...

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  2. she is right can't see the photos! :(

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  3. I can't see the pictures either.

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  4. The pictures are showing for me and they are fascinating. Totally amazing.

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  5. how amazing, this is a wonderful piece of carving and to think it was done so long ago, can see me coming back for a few visits to these photos. Did you go and visit it yourself? if so lucky you. Re not seeing the photos, I found they did not appear on the tablet but no problem on the computer

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  6. I couldn't see the photos yesterday, but can today. That's a baobab, which doesn't have the same structure as most trees. No tree rings to count. Many of them are hollow. The trunk is very fibrous. That's why it can be carved without killing the tree.

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  7. this is amazing. i had forgotten i saved this because i could not see the photos. totally amazing. love it love it

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  8. Hi, I came over from my blogging friend Pat of Hook, Hand and Heart blog. This tree is just amazing. Thanks for showing this.

    JB

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  10. Amazing! It looks contemporary. The time and skill are fantastic.

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  11. Oh my that is truly amazing...
    Fantastic!

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  12. That is beautiful but wonder if the artistic ability is photo manipulation there seems to be a tiny black outline around certain items and the wood coloring is questionable! :) I know it sounds mean but I have sons that can manipulate photos too!

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  13. I am nothing short of stunned by the quality of this work. The artist has left such a beautiful gift for visitors throughout history, 500 years already! Thanks for sharing x

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