One of a kind Petrified Wood Bookends, Hand Crafted in Indonesia. Cut and shaped by hand, it's given a polished finish to amplify the woods natural color and textures. Display it alone or filled with a collection of wonderful books. It’s a beautiful and unique accent piece. Estimated to be over 200,000,000 years old.
*Wipe gently with a soft cloth, do not use any abrasive house hold cleaners
MATERIAL: Petrified Wood
DIMENSIONS: 4.75” L x 2.25” W x 4” H weight 10 lbs
FACTS & HISTORY: Petrified Wood comes from the Greek root petro, which means rock or stone, with the literal meaning 'wood turned into stone'. It's the name given to the fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation.
In the late Tertiary period, blankets of rainforest surrounding volcanoes were plentiful throughout Indonesia. After volcanic eruption these trees were buried by ash and lava eliminating any microbes that would rot the wood. the wood was then replaced with silica rich minerals such as chalcedony, quartz, calcite, opal and jasper. The beautiful colors in the wood come from assorted trace elements. Traces of manganese create blue and black colors and traces of iron would result in different shades of brown and orange. This petrified wood from Indonesia is millions of years old!