Sunday, April 03, 2011

Ambrosia Maple Mini Tibetan Support Spindles with Matching Bowls

This is a new item and wood for Grizzly Mountain Arts!  Each ambrosia maple set is unique and one-of-a-kind.  Unlike spalted maple, which exhibits patterns caused by fungi often softening the wood making it "punky", the unique patterns found in ambrosia maple are caused by boring insects which often leave holes, channels and uniquely colored tracks throughout the wood.  The holes and voids found in some pieces allow for the artistic inlay of materials such as turquoise, brass, copper and silver.

Accompanying each spindle, is one of our originally designed support spinning bowls that combines the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base. The ceramic insert measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous ambrosia maple base is 2 3/4 inches in diameter and 2 inches in height.

All of the sets shown above have been sold.