Thuya wood comes from the Thuya tree, Tetraclinis in Latin, and ArAar in Moroccan. The tree is a conifer from the cedar family and is exclusively native to Morocco. This highly praised conifer grows only in the forests of the Atlas mountains east of Essaouira, the beautiful coastal town famous for its ancient and contemporary history, museums, art galleries, world music festival, and above all for its Thuya wood craftsmanship.
Thuya trees reach maturity over many decades. The most interesting part of this tree is not the trunk, but the burl buried in the ground. The burl has a deeper color, a more concentrated aroma, and a fascinating grain. Today these burls are very scarce and hard to locate, extract, and transport.Most of these burls are very small, therefore the fact that most of the items made from this luxurious wood are of a small nature. Another hindrance is that burls generally have large splits and defects that need to be cut out. High demand over the centuries has greatly reduced the Thuya forests.
Burls are moved from mountainous areas on mules and donkeys as they are the only form of transportation suited to the task. All that having been said, the real value of the Thuya handcrafted goods is in the highly skilled artists who intricately design Thuya burls into breath taking masterpieces. These beautiful pieces of art were handcrafted/hand carved on Thuya wood by a local Moroccan artisan.Engraved 3 different colors of wood (not painted). Approximate dimensions from widest points. Large size: 11.75" x 8.25" x 1. Medium size: 10.5" x 7" x 1.
Small size: 9.5" x 6" x 1. Please note that due to the lighting in our photos, and differences in computer monitors, colors may vary slightly from what you see here.
If you have any concerns after the sale please let me know. I will do my best to make it right! It's my pleasure to do business with you.The item "Moroccan Thuya Wood Burl Serving Trays Plates Set Of 3 Sizes" is in sale since Thursday, March 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Decorative Plates & Bowls". The seller is "loveyourgift" and is located in Cleveland, OH.
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