This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Nagusta Burl (Terminalia amazonia) with Betelnut (Areca catechu) cap. Also called Canxan Negro or Ironwood Burl (not to be confused with the Desert Ironwood), Nargusta is a tropical hardwood species with a wide range throughout Central and northern South America. Althouh considered a commercial timber, I have never seen the timber imported to the US; only the burly form is sometimes available. It is very dense and pretty with subtle multi-color swirls. This acorn is capped with the uniquely patterned Betel Nut. Betel Nut is a very hard palm nut with significant cultural role in SE Asia and India subcontinent. It is often chewed for the mild stimulant effect. In Viet Nam, Betel Nut, along with Betel leaves, are the symbols of marriage.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured. It is ready to dangle off your keychain, bag zipper, belt with the removable lobster claw. The nut is small enough to be worn as a pendant (without the claw). Good for small daily pills, keepsake...Not recommended for long term storage of emergency pill, since I don't know how air/water tight the closure is. Through the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 1-5/8"
-- All wood items were hand turned and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil were applied
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