African Blackwood (Mpingo) is one of the most sought after wood species in the world. Only one cubic foot of this exotic material weighs 80 pounds. It is pest proof, water proof and fire proof. Known as "The Original Ebony", this wood was used by ancient Egyptians as utensils and instruments. It is the most coveted wood for instrument makers to this day.
The natural black color has not been painted or manipulated.This is a unique and individual piece. No two pieces are the same. This particular vase is made out of the mystical African Blackwood tree which came from Eastern Africa, from a small country known as Malawi.
Prototype size (5.5" tall x 3" wide)
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