This Archipelago Wood Carving features three Mackerel in a shoal on a natural sustainable soft wooden base. Each fish is hand carved and painted by the talented Fair Trade carvers and sculptors of Archipelago. This beautiful shoal sculpture fits perfectly into any coastal inspired interior home and is often used as a windowsill feature.
30cm Height (approx)
British design and innovation is at the very core of Archipelago, renowned for their beautiful wildlife wood carvings.
Each piece is hand carved from sustainable wood, giving an authentic and highly individual character which is instantly recognisable.
From the first sketches to the final product, the Archipelago UK design team work directly with fair trade skilled carvers and sculptors to carefully manage the entire creative process.
Archipelago has grown to be a recognised design label for both interiors and gardens. Each piece carries fair trading, story label and teak tag and comes stamped with official Archipelago branding iron logo. This ensures the items authenticity.
These beautifully carved pieces would make wonderful gifts and grace any home.
Scomber Scombus – the Atlantic mackerel- is the same noble family as big sporting fishes like tuna and bonito, and has a similar lean torpedo shape. Like them it swims fast and ferociously, and attacks anything moving which looks like a fly. However this makes it easy to catch, and fishermen sometimes use bundles of feathers as bait to gather up from the large shoals in which mackerel swim. It is a beautiful fish with iridescent sheen to its dark blue-black and silvery stripes, and adult fish can live for up to 20 years though numbers have greatly declined after over fishing in the 1970s, sadly often for pet food and fertiliser. The mackerel likes warm clear waters and winters south off the coast of Ireland, appearing around UK coasts as the water warms in spring and summer.