This is a special slim threaded holder made out of Khamphi Rosewood (Dalbergia cultrata) with Betelnut (areca catechu) cap. Also known as Burmese Blackwood, this is a true rosewood species with dark, interesting grain. It is a very beautiful, dense wood. 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, often offered as a sign of friendship and hospitality. In Viet Nam, Betel Nut, along with Betel leaves, are the symbols of marriage. My grandma used to chew the betelnut/leaves/lime/tobaco concoction. I remember going to the open market to selected the best fresh nuts and leaves for her. Of course, I also tried out that intriguing Vietnamese chewing gum, but I'm telling you, it's seriously an acquired taste!
The crew-on cap makes this holder extra special and ensures that your content is secured. The slim profile fits unobtrusively in a purse or pocket for the people on the go. This holder can be used to hold toothpicks, pill, snuff, sewing needles, cash stash and small valuables...Also serves as a nice gift for someone who seems to have everything.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 3-1/4"
-- 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/or 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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