Driftwood Terrarium #5 – Makes A Great Holiday Gift! (Shipping Included)

Quick Overview


NOTE: The glass terrarium on driftwood that you see in the photo is the exact terrarium that you will be purchasing. When this terrarium is sold it will be replaced by another whose picture will be placed on the website.

Each driftwood terrarium has two parts – a hand-blown glass bowl and a teak wood root base. The glass terrarium, while the glass was still in a molten state, was pressed onto the teak wood root so that it fits perfectly on the root. Your terrarium is truly one-of-a-kind, since no two roots and no two terrariums are identical.

Each terrarium is approximately 3.5 inches in diameter, 5-6 inches deep when resting on its base, and each base is 10-12 inches long.

Originally, the terrariums were designed to be dishes to hold candy, mints, etc., but some enterprising horticultural artists recognized their potential to hold lovely terrarium gardens.

Driftwood Terrarium #5 - Makes A Great Holiday Gift! (Shipping Included)

The Driftwood Bowls offered by Harvesting History Heirlooms are an exceptional partnering of some of Nature’s most artistic creations with some of mankind’s most gifted glass artisans. The pairing produces some of the loveliest creations we have ever seen.

The story behind these terrariums is that they were designed and crafted in Bali, Indonesia. The bases are teak wood root – the only part of the teak wood tree that has, until now, had no commercial use. Teak has a very high oil content and because of this, Teak has the highest decay resistance of all natural wood products. The trees grow to 130 feet and are usually harvested when they are 40-80 years old. After harvesting, the wood is allowed to dry for 1-2 years before being worked.

All parts of the Teak tree are used for boat building, furniture building, carvings, frames, etc., that is, except for the teak root. A community of Balinese artisanal glass blowers recognized that they could cut the root into small pieces and fashion it into bases for their hand-blown glass bowls. Only teak wood could be used because it is so dense and impervious to water that when the molten glass is placed upon the teak wood surface, the wood does not explode. All other woods contain air and moisture and will explode if they come in contact with molten glass. The result was stunning, one-of-a-kind, artistic creations.

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