This is a very cute mushroom threaded box made out of American Holly (Ilex opaca) with Raphia Palm Nut (Raphia farinifera) cap. The Raphia nut (yes, this is the palm that yield the Raphia fiber of the trade), with it's random spots, makes a great mini mushroom cap. Raphias are monster palms, with leaves up to 82 feet long! The longest leaves in the plant kingdom. This nut came from a tree that was already death, since Raphia species only bloom once then the whole tree, or the flowering trunk, would die from the effort. One would expect such giants to be more virile. Weird thing. Weird mushroom....This is the shorter one of the two, they look so cute together as a pair.
This threaded box can be used to hold small valuables...The screw-on cap ensured that your content is secured; also serves as a unique gift for nature lovers.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 1-3/4"
-- 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
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses