This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Saifon transforms smooth mango wood into an elegant vase. This tall and graceful decorative accessory showcases the natural grain of the classic Thai material. Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Crafeted of mango wood
- Wooden tones from dark to light
- Clean with a dry cloth
- For decorative use only
- Not watertight
- Measures 3.9 inches in diameter x 14 inches high
Saifon selects the wood and lets the logs rest under heaps of wood shavings. She removes the bark and slightly roughens the log, then lathes it to the desired shape. Then the piece is placed in a kiln and fired for three days. It becomes encrusted with a thick layer of smoke, dirt, and impurities and must be polished several times with sandpaper. When the piece is smooth enough, she carves and decorates it. The final step is painting. Depending on the finishing style and the natural wood hue, a piece can take as long as six days to finish. It is lacquered several times and let dry for two days. It is then polished and finished with a final coat of lacquer.What is Worldstock?The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days of the order date.