The Inlaid Blotter is 10.5cm long, 6.5cm wide and it’s height is 4cm and with the handle 9cm. It is a traditional style with the blotting paper on the curved base and would add a unique addition to any desk, with the inlay on the top which varies from piece to piece each one an individual and the mellowness of the plain timber for the base – it is an art work.
This is a 5000 year old rare and beautiful timber discovered in the Murray River, salvaged and recycled by a group of talented wood artists who now produce an exquisite range of bowls, boxes, jewellery and desk sets.
The collection is valued for the rare and intrinsic value of the natural material – over the thousands of years, the wood has become impregnated with chemicals from the ground water, producing the striking deep black colour. Each piece is certified by Dr. Patrick Greene (Chief Executive Officer Melbourne Museum) that the wood from which these pieces have been crafted is from a tree that grew on the banks of the Murray River at least 5000 years ago.
The wood is composed of atoms that existed in the atmosphere and soils of the environment of 5000+ years ago. 18,000 years ago Australia was in the grip of a cold, dry period that devastated woodland vegetation. When the Ice Age ended about 10,000 years ago, trees returned to the rivers and mountain slopes, the Murray remained a course gravelly stream with colonies of giant redgums growing on the banks. As the channel changed the trees fell and were covered – they have been rediscovered. Each unique item carved of Australian Ancient Redgum comes with a Certificate of Authentication. This certificate is your assurance that the piece you have purchased is crafted from genuine Australian Ancient timber and is at its youngest at least 5,000 years old.