This is a vase made out of Texas Agarita Burl (Mahonia trifoliolata) with Black Chacate (Guibourtia conjugata) pedestal and cap. Agarita is a small shrub native to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Only the root ball or burl is large enough for turning. It is, therefore, a rare commodity, timber-wise. The complex pattern and color of this piece invite visual exploration. The bright yellow wood yield a dye, and the red berries from the shrub is edible. Also called Tsots, Black Chacate is from Mozambique and other E. African & S. African locales. It is dark brown with shimmering lighter streaks. Very fine grain and heavy. My first time working with this wood, and it is love at first sight. Such handsome dark wood that turned like a dream and polished up like glass! Perfect for cap base and cap which both highlight the vase's incredible color.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-3/4" x 4-1/8"
-- 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
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