Each region of Africa has its own tradition based on the natural resources available. Thuya wood is unique to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains of North Africa.
For centuries, skilled artisans in traditional Handicraft Co-operatives have been using the extensive roots of the tree to great effect to produce stunning gift items. The burled grain of the wood is shown to brilliant effect by hours of polishing with natural oils. The finished items are individual works of art and positively shine in the light. These are unique gifts from Africa which can adorn any home.
- Information about thuya wood, the thuya tree, the Artisans and sustainability.
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