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LV-2607 Saltcedar & Betelnut Slim Box, Toothpick Holder, Needle Case-SCREW CAP

LV-2607 Saltcedar & Betelnut Slim Box, Toothpick Holder, Needle Case-SCREW CAP

$ 75.00

This is a pretty slim threaded holder made out of Saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima) with Betelnut (Areca catechu) cap.  Also known as Tamarix or Tamarish, Saltcedars are considered invasive species in many areas.  They definitely should be cut down and sold as turning stock It is one of the most beautiful wood.  The swirly grains shimmer and shine.  Just stunning.  Capped with betelnut for added visual interest.  Betelnut has many special meanings for SE Asian cultures.  In Viet Nam, it is one of the required wedding gift the groom has to bring to the bride's home on wedding day. The nut is offered in combination with Betel leave and some other ingredients as a sign of hospitality in formal gatherings.  It is chewed for the mild stimulant effect the nut induced.

The crew-on cap makes this holder extra special and ensures that your content is secured. The slim profile fits unobtrusively in a purse or pocket for the people on the go. This holder can be used to hold toothpicks, pill, snuff, sewing needles, cash stash and small valuables...Also serves as a nice gift for someone who seems to have everything.

Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 3-3/8"

-- 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