12.04.2021. Wood for carving must be dry, cannot be brittle and should not release its internal stresses when carved. The Kosipo (Entandrophragma candollei Harms) that INTERHOLCO offers with FSC certification meets all these criteria, exceeding them.
Kosipo is an almost luminescent wood, with a reddish-brown colour and purple highlights. It is renowned in interior joinery and luxury cabinet making because of its aesthetic qualities and stability.
In this sculpture, drawn from a private collection, Kosipo shows a remarkable absence of counter-grain or knots.
The horse is the hero's loyal ally, his tireless adventure companion. Many magical gifts have been associated with horses in all eras and regions of the world, from Greece to Africa, from America to China.
A symbol of freedom and power, the horse is linked to mother earth and the renewal of vegetation, to water and vitality, to air and dreams, imagination and immortality.
To find out more:
Tropical Timber Atlas, p. 495: https://bit.ly/IHC-Publications
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INTERHOLCO offers Sustainable Hardwood 'Made in Africa' as a responsible solution to promote better living conditions (construction with wood), reduce climate change, and increase social justice. As FSC-certified producer specialized in producing and trading logs, sawn timber, glued laminated scantlings and other products, INTERHOLCO manages the entire chain, from forest to customers since 1962. Harvesting wood selectively, INTERHOLCO protects 1.1 million hectares of natural forest from permanent conversion to agricultural land, giving 16’000 local inhabitants access to quality basic services and keeping the habitat of thousands of gorillas and elephants.
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Tullia Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal
INTERHOLCO AG, Schutzengelstr. 36, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)41 767 03 82