Respectfully Reclaimed and Crafted
With a highly limited supply available on the Island, we only use reclaimed wood from local land owners. With over 50 years of woodworking experience, our local Artisan — situated in the dense hills of Jamaica, brilliantly isolated from the bustling and touristy coasts — spends several hours meticulously hand-shaping each gourd with a simple mechanical wheel and hands, nothing else. We use no chemical wood sealants, only wood, time, and respect for the tree.
Many of our starting blocks were derived from wood that’s well over 100 years old, and in some cases, allowed to cure for over 10 years in the tropical Jamaican sun. We release no more than 2 small collections every year or two.
Jamaica’s Iron Wood
Lignum vitae, the national tree of Jamaica, revered for thousands of years for its rich gorgeous grain and solid durability. Affectionately called the “Iron Wood”, natives of this quaint Caribbean Island continue to reserve lignum only for the finest furniture, bowls, and crafts.