This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Olive Burl (Olea europaea) and Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) cap. Olive is a tree of many religious, cultural and economic significants. The leafy branches of Oilve are considered as a symbol of abundance, glory and peace. Olive oil also has been considered sacred and is till use in many religious ceremonies. The oil and fruit are important ingredients in many cuisines. Olive is the most mentioned tree in the Western sacred texts and literatures. And the wood is one of my favorite with it's extra fine grain and beautiful figure, but the burl is absoluely a feast to the eyes! Mopane is the Southern Africa's heaviest timbers and is one of the top ten heaviest woods. It has very fine grain and a warm brown color with darker streaks. If you are into music, you probably know that this is the wood of choice for woodwind instruments. If you are into fish (not the kind on your plate), you probably notice that the gnarly root chunks of the tree are often sold as aquarium decoration, since the heavy wood will sink in water. If you are into woodturning like me, you gotta love this timber.
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): 2" 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
-- 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