Extra large ambrosia maple U vase
This wonderful giant vase is hand carved from a large block of ambrosia maple. The curl within the grain strikes different lights as the sun hits it. Ambrosia maple wood gets its coloring naturally from the ambrosia maple beetle. As it burrows through the wood and secretes things, the secretions create a chemical reaction allowing a fungus to penetrate the wood and change the coloring. You can even see small holes in the wood where the beetle entered the wood! This piece is sealed with a hand blended mixture of food grade mineral oil and local bees wax from Honey & the Hive. Each hole is sealed with bees wax to ensure if water and fresh flowers are used, it won’t penetrate the wood.
•11 inches tall
•11 inches wide