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Monday, January 19, 2009

Win this Handcarved Burl Bowl on Bonanzle Today!

Come Have Some Fun!

If you haven't yet enjoyed the thrill of a Bonanzle Live Chat Auction,
today's your day!
I'll be auctioning this "Root of the Earth Bowl"
live, in my booth chat box today,
Monday 1/19, at 5pm PST “Bonanzle Time”
(6pm MST, 7pm CST, 8pm EST)

This is a 15-minute progressive auction,
with more goodies added as the bidding heats up!
No reserve! Shipping is $5 in addition to winning bid.

A unique, one-of-a-kind Valentine gift for someone very special, this burl is perfect to use as a decorative centerpiece filled with pinecones or river rocks, in the kitchen to hold fruit or to serve rolls, in the bath to hold spa essentials, or on your desk or dresser to catch your car keys and your spare change. It measures approx. 10 x 12 x 4" deep.

Hand-carved from reclaimed Chinese fir trees, gorgeous in their simplicity and natural beauty, these gnarled bowls are not just useful, but have a great story behind them. Each bowl is made from the stump of a Chinese Fir called Shan Mu from the mountains of Central China. Artisans painstakingly hollow the stumps, sand them to a smooth finish, and seal them to be food safe. Knots, cracks and imperfections are considered part of their charm! Throughout this process, the artisans strive to maintain the unique character of the parent tree. Each of these pieces are one of a kind and they are all made by hand from a single piece.

Through Root Carving, farmers are able to provide a consistent income for their families. They do the work of digging up the roots and pass them on to skilled artisans who turn and carve them into unique bowls and baskets. The wood is washable using warm soap and water, occasionally treat with mineral oil to maintain.

Our collection of home goods is designed to reflect your passion to live an earth-friendly lifestyle, to preserve resources and the dignity of indigenous people, and to reconnect to the beauty of the natural world. Our offerings are good for you, and good for us all!

I'll be live in my Bonanzle booth before the auction
to answer any questions you might have about Bonanzle Live Chat Auctions. Please note that the $100 price currently on the piece is simply to hold it untill the auction. Bidding starts at 0.
See you at the auction!

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