When we went to Mexico in February, (yes, that was before the Swine Flu outbreak), I bought these two items from a little street market in Puerto Morelos. They are carved out of fish bone, and when I asked what kind of fish, I was told the "big one!"
The crucifix is really beautiful; it is of such an incredible quality with very intricate detail etched into every line.
Here is a close up.
This is a plaque of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with the same amazing detail etched throughout.
I had them blessed a few weeks ago, and they now adorn the walls of my living room.