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From the collection of the International Wood Culture Society
96" x 48" x 36"

This piece was a collaboration between Maruyama, Sylvie Rosenthal and Leah Stargartner and was made during World Wood Day 2018. This year's location for World Wood Day was in Cambodia: since the pangolin is native to Southeast Asia, we determined that it would be a perfect opportunity to advocate for this critically endangered species. The Pangolin is the most poached animal in the world right now, and is in high demand in China for its scales and meat. Since rattan is a native material in Cambodia, we wanted to express the character of this creature in this material, demonstrating its versatility as a craft material and an artform.