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A bronze Sumatran Tiger Skull, fitted on a custom black pedestal made of wood and iron. It is an impressive bronze sculpture of a genuine Sumatran tiger skull in true one on one life-sized. Each tooth has been welded on by hand with much precision.
The Sumatran Tiger is one of the many Tigers that are threatened by human impact. They are critically endangered, with less than 400 surviving in small patches of Sumatra today. A large factor that contributes to the critical status of this species is the unsustainable demand for natural resources created by the fastest-growing human population of Indonesia. This, in addition to a government initiative to increase tree-crop plantations such as palm oil and acacia plantations, as well as high-intensity commercial logging, ultimately promoting forest fires, all contribute to a decrease in the population. Illegal trade in Tiger parts also contributes to their critically endangered status.
This sculpture is part of our Eternity of Remarkable Species collection where we capture the astonishing beauty of endangered animals in a static state. For this collection, we source species, such as the Sumatran Tiger, that are endangered or threatened by human impact. We want to put these species in a shining spotlight to raise awareness of their vulnerability, and beauty, at the same time. With this collection that we call the ‘Eternity of Remarkable Species’, we capture timeless species that are facing extinction in the form of bronze sculptures. The astonishing fleeting beauty of these endangered animals is solidified into a static, eternal state of bronze, welded at over 2000 degrees Celsius. Just as enchanting, less of an impact.
dimensions of the complete sculpture including base
Height: 30 cm / 12 inches
Length: 28 cm / 11 inches
Width: 20cm / 7.8 inches
Weight: 3 kg / 6.6 pounds
just the base
Width: 13.5 cm / 5 inches
Length: 17.5 cm / 7 inches
Height: 3 cm / 1.2 inches
Designer: Jake Richmond / Dutch Design
Concept: Eva van Stekelenburg
Materials: Bronze, MDF
The skull is displayed on a custom-fit black base, made from wood and steel. It can be detached from the base if desired.
Signed by our designer J. Richmond
All of our bronze sculptures, including this bronze Sumatran Tiger Skull, are made from upcycled metals such as old pipelines. Our craftsmen and women collect this scrap waste which they then put them in an oven at very high temperatures. Next, once the scrap waste pieces melt, the new raw material is ready to be used. We then use this virgin material to make our bronze sculptures. As bronze is a very eco and labour intensive material to mine, we feel it makes much more sense to reuse the material that has already been created than to extract it – again. By doing so we are trying to close at least one waste loop.
When it comes to our working conditions, we work exclusively with Indonesian craftsmen and women on both Bali and Java. This piece specifically was made in Java, Indonesia. All of our craftsmen and women get paid a living wage that exceeds what the Indonesian Law requires. Their income is enough for a comfortable home, food, education, ceremonies, and more.
Lastly, if you still have any questions about this bronze Sumatran Tiger Skull, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp message + 31 6 17123402 and we will get back to you shortly.