Curly Koa Sculptural Jewelry Box Dick Willson 13.5×6.75×3.75″
This stunning koa box was made of Hawaiian Koa wood by local artist Dick Willson on Oahu. It measures 13.75 x 6.5 x 3.5 and is sanded to a glassy smooth wax finish.
The koa wood used in making this box includes curly koa and spalting, a dark figuring that forms in the lumber after being cut but prior to finishing. It also shows a blond streak of sapwood across the top. It is exceptional.
Acacia koa is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The highest populations are on Hawaiʻi, Maui and Oʻahu. Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.
Reforestation efforts are ongoing on the Big Island and on Maui, to recover the species from the devastation caused by clearcutting for ranching and more recently, invasive forest ungulates.
Though we update as often as possible, as this box is on display in the gallery, it can sell at any time. We welcome your call to confirm that it’s still available; we update the site often but not constantly. If this box has sold, we’ll be happy to email you photos of other work by this or any artisan as it becomes available.
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Curly Koa Sculptural Jewelry Box Dick Willson