Width: 13 inches
Height: 3.75 inches
Made of old-growth, hand-salvaged, fiddleback Alaska yellow cedar from Sitka, Alaska. Yellow cedar is actually a cypress (not a cedar), a rare species exclusive to the Northwest Coast, most closely related to the much-revered hinoki of Japan.
The tree this piece was made from grew above the banks of a creek, a little downstream from a waterfall. The tree developed a hard lean over a century ago, which led to the extra strong and beautiful fiddleback grain. A winter storm toppled the tree before Zach salvaged the wood and turned the most spectacular pieces into a handful of bowls.
Fiddleback grain is rare, and especially so in Alaska yellow cedar. The iridescent nature of the grain shimmers in natural light, as the grain literally spiraled during the growth of this exceptional wood.
This vessel is ready for display alone or with your special items. It is finished with food-grade tung oil and citrus oil and is 100% food-safe.