This is very nice eggplant shape trinket box made out of Olive (Olea europaea) with Tamboti (Spirostachys africanus) cap. I had this very pretty blank of olive wood lying around, and since I was in the mood for eggplant, a woody eggplant it became. This striking eggplant is a special variety 'sp.nova', newly discovered and only available at my farm. For some unknow reason, I suddenly have a craving for oven roasted eggplant, marinated in olive oil...For those who likes info on timbers: Olive is a tree of many religious, cultural and economic significants. The leafy branches of olive are considered as a symbol of abundance, glory and peace. Olive oil also has been considered sacred and is till use in many religious ceremonies. The oil and fruit are important ingredients in many cuisines. Olive is the most mentioned tree in the Western sacred texts and literatures. And the wood is one of my favorite with it's extra fine grain and beautiful figure. The cap is Tamboti, or African sandalwood, and oily timber that supposed to smell good, but I did not detect any smell at all. The wood is gorgeous, though. Will have to make more stuff out of it.
This threaded box can be used to hold small valuables...The screw-on cap ensured that your content is secured; also serves as a unique gift for nature lovers
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-1/2" x 3-3/4"
-- 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 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, if applicable
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