This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Chittum Burl (Cotinus obovatus) with Tambooti (Spirostachys africanus) cap. Chittum burl is definitely the most interesting and the rarest burl I have ever came across. The figure is incredible, but the shimmering color mix is simple awesome! I have been searching for this wood for a while without sucess. Now I have a piece of burl, but still no decent size blank of wood. The irritating thing is this species is popular as garden shrubs. I pass by them all the time, but nobody ever throw out a piece from trimming. Also know as American Smoketrees, they are handsome thing and certainly not a fire hazard. The "smokes" are fluffy panicles of flowers that bloom over the plant. Just smoke here, no fire. The wood is very pretty with it's yellowish green stripes--much like the Staghorn sumac--and also fluorescence under black light. a yellow dye can be extracted from this bright yellow wood. The brown Tambooti cap adds contrast and matches the dark eyes from the burl. I really like this one!
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 a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-7/8" x 2-1/2"
-- 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
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