Oud Saleh - Honduran Rosewood Burl Miniature
Little Oud The oud is an old-world instrument, 10-12 strings, ancestor of the lute, and well-known in the Middle East. The body, neck, headstock, fretboard, and "mustache" of this little guy were hand crafted from Honduran rosewood burl (HRB) heartwood, with contrasting HRB sapwood acoustic holes, and a solid brass bridge. This is hand craftsmanship at its best, a collector's or musician's piece, using no computerization or chemical finishes in its making. Saleh, the Little Oud comes mounted on a mixed exotic hardwood base, and encased in a glass dome.
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Artist: Nancy R Koerner
Year made: 2019
All materials used: Honduran rosewood burl heartwood and sapwood, brass, and glass beads. Base of mixed exotic hardwoods and brass rod. Housed in glass dome w/ black acrylic base.
Dimensions: Oud 4” tall x 1.75” wide x .75 ” thick. Dome 5” tall x 3” diameter.
Signature: Features NK ’19 monogram on oud back, lower left corner, and NK “etching” on glass dome .
Honduran rosewood burl is a planetary legacy, one of the rarest, most valuable, and most collectible woods in the world. This heirloom quality, one-of-a-kind, HRB creation represents the heavenly after-life of a tree, a breathtaking reincarnation of natural living beauty. The raw rosewood is legally imported by the artist, who is licensed and permitted under USDA/APHIS regulation, and approved by C.I.T.E.S. (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) as an environmentally-friendly enterprise.