This is a beautiful flat threaded holder made out of Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) with Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun) base. Banyan is the national tree of India and Bangladesh. Considered the tree of immortality, the sacred Banyan has important cultural and religious roles in many SE Asian traditions. Lord Buddha is believed to have sat under a Banyan tree for seven days after attaining his enlightenment. The wood has interesting grain pattern and shimmer, with grayish blue stain. The Mun Ebony base adds contrast and a subtle set of figure to this box.
The all-wood threaded box is a rare commodity. The screw-on cap is what make this box extra special. It can be used to hold pills and small valuables...The flat profile fits unobtrusively in a purse or pocket for people on the go, and the screw cap ensures that your content is secured. I don't make flat boxes very often. Since there is very little space for the hands to open or close the cap, flat boxes require very careful matching of the threads for a smooth, spin-on/spin-off operation.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2" x 1-1/8"
-- 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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