The zebra teaches us the beauty in individuality. The zebra's distinctive stripes serve as a protective camouflage against predators, who are often unable to pick an individual out from the herd. For herd members, the stripe patterns, unique to each zebra, have the opposite effect of helping to identify individual zebras. This dynamic animal thus helps us to both maintain our individuality in group settings and helps us to be supportive members of our communities. These painted wood pieces combine the elegant and simple look of wood carving with a vibrant and colorful style of hand painting.