World globes are hand-carved. Hundreds of small pieces of the world's finest Asian Maple wood are hand cut and positioned to create this incredible example of craftsmanship. Colorful continents consist of multitude hand-carved, hand-painted maple, each hand labeled and positioned with preciseness. Oceans are made with hand-cut panels of light Maple wood. Latitude and longitude lines in gleaming 24K gold plated ribbon are hand placed with precise location. The richly stained, solid Maple stand completes the tone of elegance and tradition that are expressed in this rare globe. Since every step is hand crafted, there are no two identical wooden globes.