This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) with Red Palm (Cocos nucifera) cap. Sandalwood is a parasitic small tree that establishes on the roots of host trees. The oil from the wood has a distinctive, pleasant scent that last. The very expensive oil is used for medicine, perfume, aromatherapy, and religious ceremonies. This particular species came from Hawaii and is one of the rarest and a true sandalwood in the Santalum genus. I am very happy to obtain a piece of this wood for my collection of aromatic timbers! This acorn is not seal on the inside for your sniffing pleasure. The coconut palm, on the other hand, is the most ubiquitous species, but it has just the right pattern, shimmering and warm color to accompany the elusive Sandalwood. I really like this un-likely match of timbers that just turned out perfectly!
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): 1-3/4" x 2-1/4"
-- 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
-- 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