Mars Honduran Rosewood Burl Turned Vase
Wild and erratic, this is a work-of-art for lovers of eccentricity, "Mars" combines the perfection of uniform lathe-work, tight grain eye-burl on the topside, flame patterns on the sides and base, with hollow-form voids combined with the chaotic "storms," the anomalies so characteristic of the fourth planet from the Sun.
FREE SHIPPING (domestic) via USPS Flat Rate.
For International shipping, use Contact Us page for quote.
WHAT IS BURL: Burl is a rare anomaly that occurs when hundreds of thousands of tiny buds on a tree fail to form branches, instead producing a large knobby outgrowth of exotic, uniquely patterned wood grain.
ABOUT: Rosewood burl patterns are dramatic and magical, some looking like the mysterious surface of an uninhabited planet. The dark richly-grained figured heartwood may stand alone, or include contrasting light-colored sapwood, creating the phenomenon of bi-color burl. Figuring patterns may include bear scratch, bird's eye, blister, curl, dimple, fiddle back, flame, ghost, quilting, or spalting. The occurrence of burl happens in perhaps only one-in-five-hundred rosewood trees, making it extremely rare.
ENVIRONMENTAL: Our raw rosewood burl is recovered from of old-growth rosewood, reclaimed from the Belizean rainforest, a legacy left behind by loggers a century ago. Our enterprise is C.I.T.E.S. approved, environmentally friendly and involves no deforestation.
*C.I.T.E.S. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species