Moroccan Wood Box
Another very special wooden box from Morocco. Like our round Thuya Wood box, this handcrafted wooden box is made from beautiful, rare thuya wood (pronounced twee-ya) which comes from trees that are native to the Western Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Its unique figuring comes from using the burls of the underground roots of the tree, not the trunk. An effort to ensure the sustainability of these special trees has been put into effect, and artisans now craft small gift items from thuya wood instead of larger furniture. A careful re-planting strategy has also been implemented.
It is difficult to work with thuya wood, as burled wood breaks easily when carving. Highly skilled craftspeople in Morocco have been working with thuya wood for generations, and hope to continue handing down their craft: selecting and carving the wood, then rubbing oil and lemon juice onto the surface to bring out the exquisite natural burled grain. Each piece is unique in its pattern, and when opened, each box releases the smoky cedar-like scent of this rare wood.
This hinged wooden box is an excellent and unique gift idea for men as a keepsake box, a place to keep his cufflinks and watches, or a special box for his desk.
Approximately 7" L x 5" W x 2 1/2" H (Wood grain pattern varies; Accessories pictured not included with box)
Handcrafted item, variations in color and style will occur