I had an idea of creating this and didn’t know it would be as difficult as it was, but it all paid off in the end. The hardest part of it had to do with working from the base part of the mane upwards. I used 1/4 inch plywood and stacked it on top of itself until the very last piece of the nose. In all there are 11 levels to it with the twelth level being the completed work—which completes the 12 tribes. After that it was just sanding and staining. It now hangs above my fireplace mantel as a reminder to me that i can create beautiful art.