What’s important to look for in 2 Short Original Banksia Tea Light Candle Holder Hand Turned Made from The Australian Banksia Seed Pod?
UNIQUE BY NATURE: Created by Nature the Beautifully Hand Crafted Banksia Tea Light Candle Holder made from the Banksia Seed Pod is made up of many holes where is once held its seeds. Each candle Holder is cut and put on a woodturning lathe. They are then hollowed out and a chisel is then used to shave away the outside of the seed pod revealing its unique pattern. MASTER CRAFTMAN: Anthony Hansen is one of Australia s leading, internationally recognised and award-winning craftsmen. Using a traditional form of woodworking called woodturning each Candle Holder is moulded by hand, and then polished with 100 Australian Canola Oil to enhance the Banksia Seeds natural colour. NATURAL AMBIENCE: When the Banksia Seed Pods are shaped and hollowed, the candlelight can be seen flickering through these naturally formed holes. Each Tea Light Candle Holder has their own unique pattern, creating a beautiful effect and adding a Natural Ambience to any Occasion. RENEWABLE SOURCE: The Seed Pods Collected have expelled their seeds and have completed their lifecycle. They are handpicked to ensure no damage is done to the tree itself or the Australian bushland. The collectors go into the bush on foot, careful not to disturb any surrounding plants or wildlife and no heavy machinery is used during this process. ARE THEY SAFE TO USE: The Banksia seed pod is designed to withstand bush fires, in fact, the Banksia Grandis relies on fire for re-germination. In a bush fire the 'eyes' of the seed pod open up and the seeds fly out. The pods are often left remaining on the tree or on the forest floor merely charred.
Do you know what is the superiority of this 2 Short Original Banksia Tea Light Candle Holder Hand Turned Made from The Australian Banksia Seed Pod?
These Beautiful Hand Crafted Tea Light Candle Holders are made from a particular type of Banksia called Grandis' also commonly known as Bull Banksia or Giant Banksia. The Bull Banksia tree is found in the harsh Western Australia out Back and this variety can grow up to 15 metres tall and produce large cylindrical yellow flowers that can reach up to 35cm long. It takes 24 months from the time the tree produces the flower to the time the Banksia nut reaches maturity and is suitable for picking. The tree re-grows its pods over and over again makes the Banksia an incredibly renewable resource. The collection of the seed pods is highly regulated by the Department of Parks and Wildlife Western Australia. The seed pods collected have expelled their seeds and have completed the lifecycle of the plant. They are handpicked to ensure no damage is done to the tree itself or the Australian bushland. The collectors go in to the bush on foot, careful not to disturb any surrounding plants or wildlife and no heavy machinery is used during this process. A royalty is paid to the Western Australian Forestry per seed pod, which goes to aid in forest management and conservation.Each candle Holder is crafted by hand using a woodturning lathe, they are then hollowed out and a chisel is then used to shave away the outside of the seed pod revealing its natural pattern. Once the Tea Light Candle Holder is carved the Banksia Seed Pods, reveals its unique texture and personality. These beautiful Candle Holders with the candlelight flickering through naturally formed holes instantly adds ambiance to any room. Included in the box: 2 Tea Light Holders, 2 Tea Light Candles and an information bookletCandle Holder Measures Approximately 2in W x 3in H.
Customer reviewsUnique, artistic and the perfect addition to my table
These looked perfect at my table for my Ethiopian feast in terms of fitting in with the rest of my tablescape design. They put out slightly less light than I would have liked but they are so great looking I didn t mind to up the lighting from other sources. I greatly respect the artist who makes these and also bought some of the taller ones in the photo you can see a mix of the short and tall ones.