This unusual handcrafted pin is made from Box Wood. It features a highly figured top with a fine pale grain running down the length of the piece. The wood is a subtle yellowish colour and is extremely strong and smooth.
Box Wood is a very strong, dense wood. Many gardens in Europe feature Boxwood in some shape or form as it is commonly used for formal topiary and parterres. The wood has been used in fine turnery, woodwind instruments, chess pieces and inlay work for many years. Older European cultures also found the medicinal and magical properties of this hardwearing dense wood. Used for thousands of years; Box wood is possibly the hardest wood in Europe. Neanderthals fashioned digging sticks from Boxwood due to its strength. It has even been used as a substitute for ivory.
This piece has been salvaged locally by myself from a a very old Boxwood Shrub that has stood for decades in a beautiful formal garden in a valley near Bath.
14.5cm Long
2.5 cm Wide
This pin is finished with natural herb and resin oil and Nutshell wax. The products are eco friendly and non toxic, blending selected beeswax, Larch oil and essential oils to give your hair pin 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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