This is a very cute mushroom threaded box made out of American Holly (Illex opaca) with Betelnut (Areca catechu) cap. Holly trees are widely used as ornamental plants in gardens and parks. The glossy leaves and bright red fruits are popular Christmas and holiday season decoration. Holly symbolized truth, and is the official State Tree of Delaware. The wood of Holly is one of the whitest, with very fine grain for a smooth finish. Palm nuts are also called vegetable ivory. They are hard, stable, usually sport intersting patterns that are well suited for an acorn cap. This one is Betelnut, the one that people chew with Betel leaves for a mild stimulant effect.
This threaded box can be used to hold small valuables...The screw-on cap ensured that your content is secured; also serves as a unique gift for nature lovers.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-1/8" 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
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses