Made from African Iroko, planed around 12mm and caps from the same magical material at 7mm.

The top and bottom are not glued but move freely in slightly wider recesses so that they can move according to the humidity percentage of each season.

If they stick, there is a chance that on rainy winter days they will press with great force on the side pieces, which will detach or distort them.

Bringing out the natural waters of the iroko is achieved with two coats of saratoga clear impregnation oil along with satin wax.

In the sunlight the box glows in various shades of gold to match even more the liquid gold it will house inside.

The emblem was engraved with the art of Pyrography!

A few words about this ancient technique...

Woodburning is a painting technique where we use the two primordial elements of Nature...wood and Fire!

By burning it, little by little, it begins to take the form we want to give it... Like ink on paper, fire becomes a means of writing and expression.

It is an ancient technique all over the world. Initially, the burning was done with red-hot sticks used for the fire in the fireplace and the result was sketchy. During the Victorian period the art experienced its greatest popularity.

Women developed tools-rods of thin iron, similar to knitting needles, which they heated over a fire or over an oil lamp. These allowed them to work more technically and create fine designs.

But these rods quickly lost their heat and had to be reheated, thus making the process slow and tedious. In Greece, pyrography was used by monks as well as political exiles during the dictatorship period. Many well-known works were made during the long exile of Giorgos Farsakidis in Makronisos, Ai Stratis, Gyaros and Leros, constituting irrefutable documents of the struggle and culture of the exiled fighters...

More on the pyrography artist Charalambis Kokkonas page...!!!