This is a very cute mushroom threaded box made out of Raffia Palm Nut (Raphia hookeri) cap & Buckeye (Aesculus californica) stalk. The Raphia nut (yes, this is the palm that yield the Raphia fiber of the trade), with it's random spots, makes a great mini mushroom cap. Raphias are monster palms, with leaves up to 82 feet long! The longest leaves in the plant kingdom. This nut came from a tree that was already death, since Raphia species only bloom once then the whole tree, or the flowering trunk, would die from the effort. This greenish cap was paired with the bluish California buckeye for an interesting mushroom species.
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" x 2-1/4"
-- All wood items were hand turned 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 were 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, if possible.
-- 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 (9.25%) for shipping to CA address