Measures: 12” x 10” x 1” deep
Beautifully articulated platter carved from petrified wood. Perfect meeting of organic and refined. Polished on top with a smooth matte underside.
Beautiful on any table.
Lovely subtle decor.
Wonderfully functional for hors-d'œuvre service, cheese board or unique dinnerware.
Petrified wood (from the Greek root petro meaning "rock" or "stone"; literally "wood turned into stone") is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material.
The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood becomes buried under sediment or volcanic ash and is initially preserved due to a lack of oxygen which inhibits aerobic decomposition
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