This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Eastern Redbud Burl (Cercis canadensis) with Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap. Redbud is state tree of Oklahoma. Also known as Judas Tree, it is belived that Judas Iscariot hanged himself on the European version of the Redbud. Morbid information aside, this is a very showy ornamental with deep magenta pink flowers in profusion every spring. If you enter Yosemite through route 140 at the right time of the year, the Redbuds in full bloom along the Merced River is a sight to remember. It is rare to find a piece of this wood, let alone the burly form. I was fortunate to get a few blanks of this not often seen burl. It's a real beauty! The olive green nut calls for the green tinted Verawood cap. This is one unusual acorn.
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): 1-5/8" x 2-3/8"
-- 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
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