Carved from a single piece of Guijo, a hard wood from a Philippine timber tree and made in collaboration with a 2nd generation woodcarver from Pampanga. Taught by his father, he has been carving since he was 11, first working on furniture and now has found his passion in sculpture.
Multi-use—keep the lid off to use as a pencil holder, use to stash special rocks, jewelry, or fill with coins to make it heavy enough as a bookend. Compartment is all carved out by hand.
Woodcarving is one of the longest existing arts in the Philippines, which some records say dates back to over 2000 years ago, a time when carvers had to use stones, shells and even the teeth or tusks of animals to shape wood.
Made upon order, no two pieces will be the same. Ships in approx. 3-4 weeks.