CLICK FOR MORE INFO – This urn takes its name from the term wabi-sabi  which is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. Wabi specifically refers to the inevitable asperity (roughness or irregularity) typically found in nature. Two of the woods used in this box are characterized by imperfection and asperity.The body of the urn is made of pecky maple with spots of localized decay typically caused by the work of insects or bird pecks. It is rare to find a piece of wood with flowing grain punctuated by such beautiful “defects.” The lid inlays and handle are spalted maple – a wood that is sought after by virtue of the work of rot and decay which introduces beautiful pigmentation and zone lines.


The handle for this urn – which shines like a piece of caramelized marble – came from a piece of rotted wood destined for the wood stove. The legs and darker inlays on the urn are  made of cherry from a farm near Formosa.

Finished with tung oil, hand rubbed poly and bees wax. Outside dimensions 10″(h) X 8″ X 8″. Inside dimensions 7″(h) X 5.25″ X 5.25″. 190 cu. in. (approx.)

For sale: $625


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