This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Figured Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) with Black Walnut Burl (Juglans negra) cap. Carob is also know as St John's Bread, as John the Baptist was reported to subsist on the edible pod of this tree, while wandering in the wilderness. Native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the Carob tree play a role in the region's culture. The "carat" unit of measurement was derived from the name Carob, as the ancient used to weight gold and gems against the weight of the Carob seed. In our time, the extract from the pod of this tree is used to make chocolate substitute. This pieces came from an extremely nice old growth heartwood. The color mix is simply incredible. It looks like an exotic species from the tropical jungle, but is totally home grown, so do the gorgeous walnut burl. This acorn showcases these two local exotics. I like this one!
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Thought 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): 2-1/4" x 3"
-- 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
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