This is a very special acorn shaped box made out of Hawaii Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) with Red Palm (Cocos nucifera) cap. This is the true Sandalwood with it's persistent 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. The aromatic oil from the wood is also used for medicine and perfume. This is a super rare species that I was fortunate to obtain a small block. The inside of this holder was not sealed with a finish for your sniffing pleasure. Capped with Red Palm, or coconut palm, another iconic image of Hawaii, for contrast. Unlike Sandalwood, coconut palm is abundant. The problem for me is that this grass (yes, palms belong to the grass family) is even harder to thread than black palm, so i don't use it as often. Here is an acorn made in the Paradise state.
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): 1-1/2" 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