Carved from a single piece of Guiho, 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.
Last few pieces in stock, to be discontinued.