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LV-2539 Selasian Wood & Palm Acorn Pendant Box, Bag Charm, Keychain-RARE!

LV-2539 Selasian Wood & Palm Acorn Pendant Box, Bag Charm, Keychain-RARE!

$ 65.00

This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Selasian wood (Cinnamomum parthenoxylon) with Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer) cap. Also known as Saffrol Laurel, this rare relative of cinnamon is native to SE Asia. It is a source of fragrant oil Safrole, a precursor of cosmetics and pesticides, but its true value (and curse) lies in its role as a precursor for a psychoactive drug known as Ecstasy. The roots of these trees are being illigally harvested for the distillation of its oil. The trunk wood is not often used for the extraction but also has a very strong and persistent smell of Root Beer. It smelled so estastically good when turned! I leave the inside of the nut unfinished so you can open the cap and sniff at your pleasure. This piece of wood was given to me by a Cambodian Bhudist monk, who carved intricate wooden statues out of the timber. The cap is Black palm, national tree of Cambodia. This acorn contains the spirit of the Angkor. A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured. It is ready to dangle off your keychain, bag zipper, belt with the removable lobster claw. The nut is small enough to be worn as a pendant (without the claw). 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 (unless you wrap your pill). 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 1-1/2" PLEASE READ:
-- 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, if there is a good space for it.
-- 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