This is a very cute mushroom threaded box made out of African Celtis (Celtis africana) with Raphia Palm Nut (Raphia australis) cap. African Celtis is a popular ornamental tree in the South and East of Africa. The wod, however, is not often available. The tree when fresh cut has a pungent scent, so the wood is also known as White Stinkwood. The dried wood, however, has no particualr odor. It is hard, dense with a gray tint and subtle color mix. The grayish, uniform wood serves well as the stalk for this mushroom. The Raffia palm holds the record for the largest leaf ever measured (overover 25 m long, not the palm for your backyard!). The nut has random spots that looks so fun as a mushroom cap. Despite the cute look, this mushroom is definitely a poisonous species!
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): 1-1/4" x 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
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