This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Sappanwood (Caesalpina sappan) with Betelnut (areca catechu) cap. Related to Brazilian Pernambuco, Asian Sappanwood was a once popular export wood in the 17th century, but seldom seen now-a-days. The wood has many uses, beside being a lustrous timber with red orange hue. It possesses antibacterial and anticoagulant properties for medicinal application. It also produces a reddish dye called brazilin, used for dyeing fabric and making red paints and inks. The tree is also a beautiful ornamental with panicles of yelllow flowers. The piece used for this acorn has very nice figures. Betel nut is an important palm nut in SE Asia and Oceania cultures. It is chewed with betel leaves and lime for the mild stimulant effect; often offered as a sign of hospitality or friendship. The nut is also accociated with legends and is a symbol for marital love. The striking pattern of this nut is just perfect for an acorn cap!
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 daily pills, cash stash, keepsake... Comes ready to dangle with a lobster claw attachment for your keychain or zipper pull. 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 1-1/2"
-- 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