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    Posted 7 months ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4530 items)

    when i first saw this, i thought 'unusual pacific island bowl to go with my giant wood forks and spoons', but when i picked it up, it was different. It's much darker wood, heavier, much harder than the regular wooden bowl and is much older too. At the youngest, this is late 19th c. It's purplish red in places and dark black in others. the shape is not one i would have guessed for an older bowl. i'm perplexed! where is this from and what kind of wood?

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 7 months ago
      Ha ha...I just gave away a giant fork and spoon that hung in the kitchen since as long as I could remember. My friends wife wanted them.

      Cool bowl, I love anything in wood.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 months ago
      thanks dav2no1!
    3. deaton1 deaton1, 7 months ago
      looks like a really old casaba sp? wood bowl that got wet and went dark
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 months ago
      Ugh! I just recently heard about this purple wood! And you know how that goes at this age and stage of the game. I got the ICRS!!! Hopefully I'll remember and come back to let you know! It's rare.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 months ago
      yes please do let me know shareurpassion!
    6. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 months ago
      Here's a start for you. It's not exactly how I recall it as told to me but hey! ya know!?!

      Peltogyne purpurea, commonly known as nazareno, or purpleheart, is a species of Peltog…
      Wikipedia

      Now the one I believe I remember is the purpleheart from Russia. It's definitely an exotic wood, no doubt!
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 months ago
      thank you shareurpassion!
    8. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 months ago
      You are very welcome! Hope it helped!

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