Although not carved in a traditional way, each of the two little pigs are made life like with my signature technique of gluing 3 layers of dimensional lumber shapes together with food safe glue. The shapes are then further refined and shaped with serious sanding. They are then coated with a non toxic sealer, sanded again for smoothness and then painted with certified non toxic water based artist paints that bring the pigs to life. Finally, they are coated with at least three coats of certified non toxic water based sealer so they feel smooth and their paint will be protected.
Each pig is nearly 5 1/2 inches tall to the tip of their ear. They are 6 3/4 inches tail to snout and 2 1/2 inches wide. These piggies are the dressed up versions of the realistic piggy bookends http://www.etsy.com/listing/83999638/piglet-bookends-hand-painted-wood-non,and who doesn't like to dress their pets?
This listing is for pigs dressed in blue sailor shirts but I can change the shirt color. Note the last picture shows some done for a family who's favorite sports team wears red. Convo me if you want a different color.
Check this listing if you would like brother and sister piggy bookends:
All made by me in my smoke free, pet free studio and ready to ship.
FAQ: I'm frequently asked if my bookends will really hold up books or are they just decorative. Truthfully, they on the small side. They work very well with shorter, hardbound or board books. I picture them with "Little Golden Books" and books that are around 9" - 10" tall and they hold them up just fine. If you have a huge batch of books trying to fall over, these will most likely fall, also. Because they are made of lighter wood, at least they won't do too much damage when they fall. Feel free to covo me with any questions.