T-Lab HAKOBUNE Handcarved Wood Rabbit
T-Lab's expressive HAKOBUNE series was born to bring attention to Red List endangered animals from the earth. The "primitive" wild black Amami rabbit hails from the Satsunan island archipelago that runs from mainland Kyuushuu and Okinawa, Japan.
Each animal is chiseled from fast-growing White Albizia wood and sanded by hand by the artist. Preserving the shape of the original chisel requires considerable proficiency, but it means that each animal holds a unique expression. T-Lab takes care to replant the Albizia wood on their farmland in Indonesia