Thuya Wood Keepsake Boxes
Availability: In stock.
Okay, so we know these aren't made from rocks! But, these beautifully hand crafted keepsake boxes are made from the root ball of the Thuya tree. That comes from the Earth. So, we're keeping true to our name, Dave's "Down To Earth" Rock Shop.
Each box will have its own beautiful design. We hope you will intrust us to chose a nice piece on your behalf.
Measures: ~ 4-5/8" long x 3-5/8" deep x 2-1/2" thick Created in: North Africa
The Thuya tree is a coniferous tree indigenous to the Western Atlas mountains of North Africa; its burl is a dense wood with a high oil content. Its color varies from rich golden brown to nearly black. This unique tree produces a large underground root with many outgrowths. The Greeks named it “Thuya” meaning sacrifice, because they used an oil distilled from it as incense in their religious ceremonies These boxes are handmade by local craftsmen in a small coastal town called Essaouira in Morocco. The finish that’s been applied to them is a hand rubbed shellac.