Look at the way the artist carved the base tagua to create the waves. Now this is going to shock you....the dolphins are from the same nut. It was carved by Gerinino Negria, one of the best tagua carvers I know. I have known him for 18 years and I saw him last week. (Oct. 2008) Watch Traderbrock for some of his other dolphin carvings. They are super fantastic....COMING SOON!!!