Hi Nathanel, thankyou for the kind words; I think I got that back in the US many years ago, but can't remember now, though think it may have been at something similar to a flea market. So I'd have no history on who carved it, where it is from, my apologies for that.
I love the branches and birds on this shell:
Was it etched or painted and who is responsible for the design and craftsmanship? Is there somewhere I could purchase something similar? Do you make them yourself and is there a book or website where I could learn how to make my own?