This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata) with Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer) cap. A desert plant of western North America, this species's commom name refers to the creosote odor the plant emit. It is a plant of superlatives, being one of the oldest living thing on earth. The bushes form clonal colonies of offset plants at fairly even spacing with a death circle around each plant, because the thing is sooo efficient at sucking up all the water within it's root zone. One of these colonies called the "King Clone" has been alive for 11,700 years! The wood is fine grain and beautifully figured. Needless to say, this is one of a very rare find! The cap is Black Palm, a tree from a totally different environment of the water riched, humid tropics. Still, they look great together. Limited.
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 small daily pills, keepsake... Not recommended for long term storage of emergency pill, since I don't know how air/water tight the closure is. Through the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 1-7/8"
-- 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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