Look at the incredible grain of cherry and walnut wood:
The burl of birds eye maple, and thuya wood:
We offer quite a few gifts made of wood, and particularly appreciate artisans who work with wood in an environmentally sustainable way - understanding that preserving trees is vital in order to continue to work with them. A fair trade cooperative of artisans in Thailand uses scrap wood to hand-carve their palm wood bowls and chopsticks:
These coasters are carved from mango wood, which is a sustainable and eco-friendly wood:
And we have endless appreciation for the beautiful things that artisans have been able to create using wood - it's absolutely amazing!
Techniques like complicated wood inlay and yosegi-zaiku, the Japanese craft of wood parquetry, are great examples of traditional wood craft handed down from generation to generation. You can see the complexity, the use of many different woods in the designs, and the skill required.
Looking for a gift for a lover of all things wood? Please stop by - click here - and take a look at our collection of unique gifts. You'll find lots of wood...and more.
-Dogwood Hill Gifts