This handcrafted hair pin is made from Berberis wood. It has a rich dark yellowish hue with distinct dark grain patterns running down it's length and a brighter yellow streak of heart pith. The top is a contoured shape with clear intricate cross grain and knots. A strong and distinct pin.
Berberis or Barberry shrubs are commonly grown in gardens in the UK and thrive in most temperate parts of the world. The berries of this spiky, often colourful, shrub have been used in herbal medicine and the young acidic leaves are sometimes foraged. Historically, yellow dye was extracted from the stem, root, and bark of the Berberis.
This piece was salvaged localy from a very old shrub during it's annual winter prune in 2019.
13.3 cm Long
3.6 cm Wide
This pin is finished with Nutshell wax.  The product is eco friendly and non toxic, blending selected beeswax, Larch oil and essential oils to give your hairpin years of protection.  It also uses no VOC's, formaldehyde or petrochemicals.
We are always striving to improve our processes environmentally.  Hand tools are used over power tools where possible and sanding etc. is kept to a minimum.

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