BrushArt animals are hand made from the most super-abundant and self-regenerating of natural materials: leaves, leaf fibers, seed, and seed pods are held together with wire and glue. The most important plant used in the BrushArt animals is the Buri Sugar Palm. It is the long, thick leaf stems that provide the fiber from which the body of the BrushArt animalis made. Buri palms live for up to fifty years and grow new leaf fronds continuously. 1 frond stem produces enough fiber for up to a dozen animals. Ornament is 4-5 " tall.