Keepsake Box in Koto, Hand Carved Lid in Paduk


This keepsake box is perfect for storing items such as jewelry and sentimental items, as a valet, of or even as a gift in itself.

The main box is built from Koto wood, a West African wood with a pale yellow-ish color. The lid, base and miter splines are made from Paduk wood, a tropical hardwood which has a beautiful natural orange color. The Paduk lid has a shallow hand carved design, in a linear pattern. Koto is considered a relatively soft wood and is a good choice for dyeing. Although this box is not dyed, notice how it picks up the orange color of the Paduk.

The interior of the box is lined with quarter sawn White Oak, with distinctive “flecking” or rays noticeable within the grain.

The box bottom is lined with a blue and white Japanese Tenugui cloth in the Chidori pattern. This pattern is depicted as a Plover bird flying over waves, symbolic of strength and perseverance.

The box is finished with a hand rubbed, durable natural oil and wax blend, free of toxins and VOC’s, that leaves a beautiful sheen with a pleasing natural touch to the wood.

Exterior Dimensions: 3-3/4” long X 3-3/4” wide X 3” tall
Interior Dimensions: 2-13/16" long X 2-13/16"wide X 2" tall

I love my craft! And it shows in my work. All of my pieces are handmade by me, one by one, with the highest level of quality, craftsmanship and materials. They are pieces of fine woodworking that can last a lifetime and be handed down from generation to generation.

One last thing, I do custom work! If you see something in my shop that you like, but need it in a different size or wood species, please don’t hesitate to reach out and send me a message, I’d gladly custom make you something that fits your specific needs.

Proudly Made In The USA.

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