This is a pretty acorn shaped box made out of Tree of Heaven (Allianthus paniculata) with Raffia Palm Nut (Raphia australis) cap. I am not sure why this tree got it's lofty name, but surely, it is one of my favorite for Fall color. I have one standing in front of my house, a canopy of blazing red and orange leaves, looking more like flickering flames from Hell rather than anything Heavenly. It is beautiful as ornamental tree and also have many medicinal values. The wood is nice to work with, specially one with natural multi-color stain like this one. Capped with the rare polka dot palm nut for added visual interest.
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 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. 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 1-5/8"
-- 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/or oil was applied.
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