This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Hawaii Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) with Ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha) cap. This is the true Sandalwood with it's pleasant aroma. 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 are used for medicine and perfume. To show off this aromatic timber, the inside of this acorn was not sealed with a finish for your sniffing pleasure. Hawaiian sandalwood is among the rarest wood. A piece this large is even harder to come by. This acorn was also cross-cut to show the suble gradation in the wood's colors. The cap is from another rare Hawaiian wood. Ohia is usually the first species to grow on lava field. It is sassociated with Hawaiian legend concerning a pair of lovers and a jealous, bullying Goddess. I love gnarly trees so Ohia still looks smashingly handsome to me in his tree form. A stand of Ohia Lehue in full bloom is a magnificent sight. The wood is hard, heavy and polished up nicely. One rare Hawaiian acorn for the connoisseur.
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): 2-1/4"x 3-1/4"
-- 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
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