This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Iliahi Sandalwood (Santalum ellipticum) with Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer) cap. Sandalwood is a parasitic small tree that establishes on the roots of host trees. The oil from the wood has a distinctive, pleasant scent that last. The very expensive oil is used for medicine, perfume, aromatherapy, and religious ceremonies. This particular species came from Hawaii and is one of the rarest and a true sandalwood in the Santalum genus. I am very happy to obtain a piece of this wood for my collection. The Black Palm has just the right pattern and dark color to add contrast and visual complexity to the elusive Sandalwood.
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): 2-3/4" x 3-3/4"
-- 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