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Opening

Width: 8 inches
Height: 4.5 inches

Made from old-growth, hand-salvaged Red Alder from the Tongass National Forest in Sitka, Alaska.

The opening in this vessel is a natural knot hole from a large branch, which grew for decades, then broke off while the tree was still alive and healthy.

Zach preserved the opening and shaped the form to leave a highlight of live-edge and the amazing grain immediately below the surface.  This unique piece came from a giant red alder that was a seedling before Russia sold Alaska to the United States for 2 cents an acre.  Generations of bears, deer, and hunters walked below this tree before it died of old age.

This vessel is designed for prominent display on the mantel or table. It invites being picked up and is sure to be a conversation piece at social gatherings. Because it is crafted from a single piece of wood, it will last for generations with minimal care.

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