This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Thuya Burl (Tetraclinis articulata) with Red Palm (Cocos nucifera) cap. Thuya Burls actually grow underground on the roots of Tetraclinis articulata trees. It has the golden brown tonw with a pleasant cedar aroma. Thuya Burl is considered something of a national treasure in Morocco. This species is also the official national tree of the island of Malta. The burl has a rich rddish brown color with dark eyes. This particular piece is super dense with dark eyes, one of the very best Thuya burl I have ever came across. As with all aromatic woods, I did not seal the inside of this acorn, so you can enjoy the aroma. The nut harmonizes perfectly with the speclked reddish brown Red Palm cap.
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): 1-5/8" 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
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