This commissioned carving is on live-edge walnut and features a Mongolian proverb supplied to me by Chris Hoffmeister: “Work until finished. Salt until dissolved.”

The photography is by the excellent Tom Way, and the beautiful calligraphy by Tashi Mannox.

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This item is sold, but one very much like it can be commissioned.

All sales of carvings support the non-profit work of the Endangered Alphabets Project. Twenty percent of all profits go to Rokpa International, supporting sick and homeless children in the Himalayas. To order, or to inquire about commissions, email