A real tiny seahorse has been gilded and framed for a stunning piece of art. It is three-dimensional, with a black background and black painted custom wooden frame.
The seahorse is ethically and sustainably sourced from a CITES approved sea horse farm. Aquaculture reduces the demand for wild caught specimens, as all sea horse species are endangered. The farm's mortality rate is far lower than in the wild but many young sea horses still do not survive, and I was able to obtain some so that we can appreciate their beauty and unique form, and learn about the threat to wild populations. I can provide the CITES certificate for my purchase of these upon request.
1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm) square.