This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Afzelia Xylay with Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer) cap. From SE Asia, Afzelia is mostly known in it's burl form. The plain timber is not often available. Here it's the wood with a special figure called xylay, which looks almost like a quilted form in Maple. This type of figure does not extend deep into the wood, so the pattern show up in one side of this acorn. The other part shows the wood grain of the species. This timber has a nice orange tone and hard and dense enough for my threading. The Black Palm cap adds another set of visual interest.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Through the ages, people has given out acorns as symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-1/8" 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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