Another fabulous addition to the Crystal Lion Home Collection!
These beautiful bowls are carved from sacred Thuya Burl, a tree with aromatic oils once covering the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. This variety of Burl tree was named “Thuya” by the Greeks, meaning “sacrifice,” as the oils were once distilled from this tree and used as incense in spiritual practice (some churches still do use it for their religions ceremonies, and consider it medicinal in nature). Thanks to its high oil content, even the wood alone smells heavenly and will even repel pests! Reminiscent of cedar (and indeed related to the cedar tree) Thuya Burl is a firm, dense wood, and considered a Tropical Hardwood. It has gorgeous patterning, sometimes with spotted knots/eyes throughout the wood, and no two pieces from a single carving are alike.
These bowls are the very ones you see modeling and holding tumbles for sale in the shop! Now they’re available to you for your own tumble collection. A sturdy bottom keeps them firmly flat, beautifully opened and curved edges show off everything within, and the rainbow of tumbles displays perfectly in them! It’s not too deep, not too shallow; holds a good number of tumbles, crystal hearts, jewelry, keys, and much more! Measurements are below (tumbles pictured are not included).
This listing is for ONE (1) Sacred Thuya wood carved bowl from the lot pictured. Each bowl has a diameter of 3 inches from the outer edges and 3 inches thick, though each is hand-carved and may have very minor differences. These bowls are polished round and have a rounded lid and rounded bottom, but with a flat surface so it sits flat. Your bowl will be intuitively selected for you, but if you prefer more or less knots, or certainly patterning for your bowl, please put your request in the “notes to seller” box at checkout (whether we can send your request will be determined by what we have in inventory!).
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered the elements and more for untold number of years, and I cannot guarantee perfection or perfect points. These are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered.
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