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Handcrafted Mahogany Wood 'Snail Secrets' Puzzle Box , Handmade in Guatemala

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ITEM#: 13745238

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Carrying its home no matter where it goes, this snail puzzle box has a practical drawer in its swirling shell. Francisco Mendoza hand-carves this endearing box from mahogany, and the antennas from ebony.

Product Features:
  • Color: Brown
  • Materials: Mahogany and ebony wood
  • Dimensions: 3.5 inches high x 4.9 inches wide x 3.7 inches deep

Story Behind the Art:
Guatemala's Francisco Mendoza began designing and crafting puzzle boxes in 1990. 'In 1985 I worked as a bricklayer and my brother as a carpenter. He decided to immigrate to the US and left me two things: a lathe and a band saw. Feeling curious, I got a piece of wood and began to work on it. That's how my I carved my first piece and when a friend saw it, he offered to buy it. In a way you could say I fell into the world of wood crafts by coincidence. Every puzzle box I make has its own spirit and magic. They can hide a secret inside.'

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.


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.


Accent Type Decorative Boxes
Color Brown
Country of Origin Guatemala
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 3.5 inches high x 4.9 inches wide x 3.7 inches deep
Model Number 183486
Country of Origin Guatemala

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  • Darling little box
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    This little puzzle box is the perfect size to hold a clock key and sit on the bookshelf quietly guarding it from being misplaced. Love to contrast of the dark wood antenna against the lighter wood snail. Too cute and smooth to the touch.

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    koikeeper Jul 6, 2013

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