|A splendid organic formation of Box Wood designed into a low table with a Sterling Silver Elephant. The piece can be used as a low coffee table.
An integral material here is Box Wood, (i.e., buxus sempervirens) which is an evergreen, very slowly growing shrub or small tree. Some species of this family grow only 10 - 15 centimeters in diameter over a 100 year period. Owing to its fine grain, resistance to splitting and chipping, and it being denser than water, it is a good wood for carving, and thus useful for decorative pieces, arts and artifacts, often used for symbolic instruments and applications.
The inspiration is primarily from the significance of Elephants in Thai Culture. Elephants are a traditional symbol of power and peace in Thailand, as well as a spiritual mentor for people of all walks of life. The elephant also symbolizes wisdom and loyalty and various other characteristics such as sensitivity, stability, intelligence and determination. Lotus Arts de Vivre embodies this belief in all our “elephant” designed products.
After sourcing these extremely valuable organic formations of Box Wood, it took approximately 10 weeks labour to create this piece with over 8 designers and craftsmen involved.
Size: 27(W) x 42(L) x 23(H) cms. (approx.)