After first appearing in Donkey Kong in the early 1980's, "Jumpman" got his own video game and became Mario (supposedly) when the Italian-American office/warehouse landlord, Mario Segale, showed up in a Nintendo of America staff meeting demanding rent! Mario in his red shirt and his younger brother Luigi in his green shirt have appeared in dozens and dozens of games on every platform, often with their buddy Yoshi the dinosaur, and often running from their nemesis Bowser...and there continue to be new games all the time!
The wood is 4" square and 1/4" thick hard maple, cut by hand on a scroll saw. It's finished with 3 coats of a water-based polyurethane for water resistance, and backed with 1/8" thick cork hand-painted to highlight the design - these deskorations can double as coasters! Maple wood grain varies so much from board to board, so every deskoration is unique.
Be sure to order a deskoraton stand to display Super Mario on your desk or mantel - you can find the stands here: https://centuryartisans.com/products/deskoration-stands