Solomon Islands Round Container with Shell inlay
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Solomon Islands Round Container with Shell inlay

$125.00

The deep-rooted tradition of wood-carving still thrives in the Solomon Islands. A skill passed down from generation to generation, the carvers give great thought and consideration to the type of wood and shell they will use as well as design. Commonly-used wood includes Ebony, Rosewood, Kou or Kerosene Wood, pale sapwood or dark hardwood while Mother of Pearl or nautilus shell are used for the inlay. Solomon Islands craftmanship is famed for transforming and interweaving different types of wood and shells into masterpieces fit for museum collections. Bring this skill and tradition into your home in the smaller form of carvings, decorative serving ware, or jewellery boxes.

This Solomon Islands hand-carved wooden container is made of Ebony. Nautilus shell inlay decorates the sides of the bowl and lid. 

Handmade in Solomon Islands.

Measurements:
Diameter: 18cm / 7.1"
Height: 13cm / 5.1"