The Japanese Art of Ikebana became a favorite pastime for me several years ago and as a woodworker I enjoyed making Ikebana Vases and /or Ikebana Stands. Being fortunate enough to live in Hawaii I have been surrounded by beautiful wood and between the two loves I started making these Ikebana Vases.
This Ikebana stand is made from koa. Koa is a prized wood mostly harvested on the Big Island of Hawaii but grows on all the major Hawaiian islands.
This Curly Koa Piece of wood varies from 6 to 7 inches across 15 inches long and 1 3/4 inches tall. It was cut flat to show off the Natural Edges of the Curly Koa Wood and the varied grain patterns of the wood. The Koa Vase comes with a 3 inch lip pin frog made of brass with a black pewter finish. I am also including another Pin Frog (Kenzan) with a copper antique finish (as seen in Pictures in this listing) as a gift. Perhaps you can use one to make a more permanent dry arrangement for when you don't have fresh flowers. The Dried Eucalyptus Leaves of green and purple are used in this setting instead of fresh flowers to give you and idea of what kind of arrangements can be used.
This piece was free formed by myself with the use of my bandsaw and orbital sanders to provide a natural piece of practical art used for flower arrangements. The Dark Brown Color is the natural color of Curly Hawaiian Koa and is finished with a Precatalyzed lacquer finish so it won't spot with spilled water.
It will be shipped by USPS Priority mail anywhere in the United States.
If you do not like the Ikebana Vase upon receipt you may return it for a no questions asked refund of your purchase price upon return of vase with shipping paid by you.
The Flowers in the pictures are not included in the sale as I'm sure you can find much better flowers in your yard.
Feel free to ask any and all questions you have about the product or Ikebana woodworking in general.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why don't you ship outside of the USA ?
I will consider and have shipped to other Countries but only after we agree on prices and shipping. This must be done through the Convo system here on Etsy and is not available for all items due to the weight and shipping restrictions on some of my items.
I will however ship to friends or relatives of customers who are located in the USA and then they can make shipping arrangements to the customers location overseas.