This is an eggplant shape box made out of Blue Mahoe (Hibiscus elata) with Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap. Blue Mahoe is Jamaica's national tree. A rare timber, it is one of the wood with unique purplish-blue color and nice, subtle sheen that is very difficult to photograph. I cut this eggplant cross-grain to display the multicolor gradation of the timber. It was a rather difficult operation since this wood is prone to tear out. Definitely worth the trouble! Just look at it! Verawood is another unusual wood which turns green upon exposure, a nice color combination just for an eggplant! This is nice!
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): 1-1/2" x 5-1/8"
-- 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