This is a very special mangosteen shaped box made out of Purpleheart (Peltogyne paniculata) with Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap.
Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is one of my favorite tropical fruits. You don't see it here very often because the fruit was banned from import due to a certain pest it carries. I start to see it more often in oriental markets here now. I heard that people are growing it in Hawaii. It's a delicious, melt in your mouth fruit that can be very addicting. But there are two "Don't" when you eat it: 1) Don't eat it with sugar or you will die (!!!???) 2) Don't get the dark sap in fruit's leathery shell on your clothing because you can't wash the stain off. So I was told and have not yet done any experiment to verify these statements (specially the first). Here is a wooden representation of the dark purple fruit with a green, 4-lobe calyx, about the actual size and color. Another nature inspired box that took me a while to implement because the blind hollowing through small opening and the carved top/bottom present some technical challenges. It was all worth it. Look how cute and delicious it is!
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): 2-5/8" x 3-1/4"
-- 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
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