This is a very pretty persimmon box made out of Chakte Vega (Caesalpinia platyloba) with Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap. Chakte Viga is well known for the lovely burnt orange color that will deepen with age and exposure. The wood is fine grain, lustrous, with a subtle shimmer. Since I am experimenting with making persimmon box, this orange color will be perfect in combination with the greenish Verawood for the calyx. Also known as Fruit of the Gods, persimmon is the symbol of joy in China, and triumph in Japan. Look good enough to eat, this one is the crunchy Fuyu variety.
A nice box for your valuables, about the size of a real persimmon. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Great as gift for the symbolic meaning of the fruit.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-3/4" x 2-5/8"
-- 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.
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different.
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