This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Papaturro Burl (Coccoloba caracasana) with Lignum Vitae (Guiacum officinale) cap. Related to the sea grape commonly seen in South Florida and the Pacific regions, Papaturro sports big round leaves-big enough to serve as a hand fan to cool you off or to shade your face from the sun. They have long cluster of fruits resembles grape bunches. The wood from this tree is not often seen. Here, you get to meet the even more elusive burly form of this species, the dense figure can still be seen in this small acorn. This pinkish burl has a beautiful and distinctive look. Capped with rare Lignum Vitae, a wood that turn dark green with time, this is one colorful acorn!
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): 7/8" x 1-3/8"
-- 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
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