The Journey Home - Negril -> Montego Bay -> Dayton, OH

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Probably the coolest piece we’ve brought home from Negril. This fish measures 3 feet and seven inches long and 28 and one half pounds. It’s a massive sculpture, and we still had to get it back to the United States somehow after we had purchased it.

You probably already know who we bought it from. Obviously, it was our go-to carver, Robert Woolery, who has been making himself a name here on reggaesteem as of late. We paid an unbelievably low price for such a masterpiece (I keep saying we because this is actually @super-irie’s sculpture). We made a deal for something like $85 USD, which for a piece of this caliber, is absolutely absurd. The curvature and natural bend to this fish is unbelievable. The photo simply does not do it justice.

Robert packed it up for us then and there. Bubble wrap, cardboard wrapped securely around the entire frame, and then lots and lots of packing tape. Now we just had to get it through customs. Well, that didn’t roll over too well. The airport security thought we were tying to bring home some ‘contraband’ from the holy land, so they made us unwrap the entire package just so they could see it was, in fact, exactly what we had told them- an enormous wooden fish.

When they saw that we weren’t lying, they felt kinda bad, well - at least, that’s how they made it seem. They probably could have cared less and were talking under their breath when they sent us to another location so we could have the fish specially shipped back to the U.S.

Carry-on was a no go and regular shipping, too, I guess. They sent us somewhere else in the airport before we made it through security to have it specially marked and okayed for shipment. It cost like an extra $20 bucks to have this mammoth of a beast sent back to DAY (Dayton International Airport). Not too bad I guess given the fact that super-irie only paid 85 bucks for this thing.

Whatchu guys think of this iriee story?

Respect,

CS

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Nice piece. Is it made out of jamaican iron-wood?
I have my cancer zodiac sign in jamaican iron wood ;)
Looks like it...
And the airport y'all had to unpack it again was Mo' Bay?
Greetings
Enjoy your sunday

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What super said...
And yeah they made us unpack and repack at mo bay
Enjoy your day, boss
Respect

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@luca1777
super-irie here.
This wood piece was constructed from cedar wood. Considered hard wood and relatively easy to work with. So beware of soft wood carvings that are mass produced.
Wasn’t from iron wood-
Blue Mahoe, the National Tree
of Jamaica. If it was, would probably have weighed double of this carving.
@mariluna if your reading this please write out post on Blue Mahoe.
My request.
Know you can
produce high
quality read.
s-irie

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@super-irie thanks for that info about the Blue Mahoe... which is the iron-wood..?
The local seller presented it to me as iron wood.
You just tought me about "the Blue Mahoe"
It's the same, right? I couldn't find that here:
https://www.jamaica-land-we-love.com/jamaica-national-tree.html
Greetings
Respect

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Yes sir - I believe the iron wood is the blue mahoe. It’s as hard and sturdy as iron, hence the name coined “iron wood.”

Once bought a piece for my mother made from blue Mahoe. It was small, only about the size of a beer can, and it was very heavy.

I’ll post about this piece sometime and be sure to tag you in it so you can see
😎🙏🏼🌴🙌🏼🇯🇲

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Cool, than i show you my cancer crab :)

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Yessir ! We can exchange pieces virtually :)

You in Negril? A meetup in the future if so, too 😎

Right on, boss man

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We will meet... no, not now in Negril...

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Well it shall happen one day
SOON COME !!

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for a sec i was like.. is that the same fish? LOL!

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Hahaha Whatchu smokin’ doo 🤣🤣

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Hahaha no way ! About 5x the size of the previous fish I premiered.

Did you see I took your recommendation on the creative arts tag ?? @doitvoluntarily

Respects

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haha no i didn't notice i was too busy trying to figure out if that was same fish 😂 😂 😂 😂

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awesome! 🤞👌

It's actually a lovely piece bought at such a very low price. It's really nice.

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The best piece we have. We have a lot of ‘pieces...’

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Very impressive. Customs didn't question you in the USA? That fish could have been hiding a lot of Ganja in its mouth!~


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Haha it went onto baggage claim conveyor. No need to sneak our way through customs back home. Yea we got a lot of Ganj back in it’s hollow belly lol

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No one is gonna suspect the giant hollow fish from Jamaica amirite?


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Hell no lol and they didn’t even check my hollow turtle ..

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A steal and a half for sure !!

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@conradsuperb, I have to say that in a way it's reflecting as you are holding a pure gem and a Masterpiece created by a Master Of Art. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Stay blessed.

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Yes indeed. Doesn’t get any more masterful than what you see here
Bless up

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That's true.

The glory of this fish is overwhelming. That’s why purchased and brought to its resting place, prominently
displayed in my home
and part of my legacy.
s-irie

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I see it everyday. It’s quite the sight

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it works well, but it must be neatly packing when shipping. I once bought an item that was far away and was packing with wood


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It was professionally done. Robert had done it a time or two before - you could just tell

Respect

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