This is a nice, small vase made out of Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). Mangroves are found in subtropical and tropical areas. They thrive on coastlines in brackish water and in swampy salt marshes all over the world. They are tough shrub, well adapted to the salty, partly submmerged environment that few other species can take hold, forming a unique ecosystem. Their elongated seed pods, actually a living tree, are capable of floating in water for a long time and long distance before taking root. This piece of mangrove came from the Florida Keys, from permitted clearing of this protected species. The wood is very fine grain and dense. However, it is very suseptible to cracking up when dried, thus not often seen utilized in woodworking. This small vessel showcases the timber with its knots and cracks, which were filled with black resin for added visual interest. A rare collector item!
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-11/16" x 1-7/8"
-- All wood turned items were hand made 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 was 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
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses
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