Vase turned from Mexican Rosewood (Bocote)

June 21, 2023

The vase shown here has been turned from “Mexican Rosewood” (Bocote)  [Cordia alliodora]. It is a tropical American hardwood with a medium coarse, very dramatic grain pattern. It can also be spectacularly colorful. The wood is dense and heavy, as are many tropical American woods. It takes a very fine finish. For dried arrangements only

5.5" high x 2.75" dia