Beautiful gray Arabian Horse, illustrated on a map of Saudi Arabia, has been printed on high-quality paper and sealed to a wooden Christmas ornament. This ornament has been spray-painted in silver before the art was attached, which adds a beautiful shine to this handmade piece! The design has been printed on high-quality paper and adorns the front of this ornament. The opposite side has the name of the breed and some information about it. Both sides have been attached to the wooden ornament and sealed with two coats of sealer. Comes with a natural jute hanger and is ready to display for the holidays or all year round, because there’s no day that isn’t perfect for ponies!
My name is Liz and I love to illustrate animals on vintage maps that depict where the animal breed comes from. I started this series with horses, and have recently branched out to dog breeds as well. I am now also drawing some of my favorite creatures from mythology and folklore on maps as well. Horses are still my number one art passion, though, and I love to use my art to teach about the breeds of horses and their history and impact on our world.
The Arabian developed in a desert climate and was prized by the nomadic Bedouin people, often being brought inside the family tent for shelter and protection from theft. Selective breeding for traits including an ability to form a cooperative relationship with humans created a horse breed that is good-natured, quick to learn, and willing to please. The Arabian also developed the high spirit and alertness needed in a horse used for raiding and war. This combination of willingness and sensitivity requires modern Arabian horse owners to handle their horses with competence and respect. Want to read more about the Arabian horse? Visit my breed spotlight of the Arabian on my blog!
The original of this drawing was created by me on a vintage map using ink, colored pencil, and acrylic paints. The art on this ornament is a high-quality print of the original art. Both sides are sealed with at least two coats of acrylic sealer (that is rated for outdoors, but please don’t take a chance and hang your ornament out in the rain where it might get ruined!)