Handmade African Mahogany Wood Candle Holder with Polished Stamped Brass

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Handmade African Mahogany Wood Candle Holder with Polished Stamped Brass
Handmade African Mahogany Wood Candle Holder with Polished Stamped Brass
USD
$19.99
This candle holder is turned on a lathe, sanded and polished with 4 coats of polish, all by hand.  This creates a beautiful shine that brings out the natural beauty of the wood.  It is a water proof, high gloss finish that is non-toxic and non-flammable after drying.  
 
No duplicating equipment is used in my work, therefore, even with like woods no two Candle Holders will be identical.  This Candle Holder is truly one of a kind. 
 
African Mahogany:
AFRICAN MAHOGANY (Khaya Senegalensis) Khaya is a genus of seven species of trees in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to tropical Africa and  Madagascar.  All species become big trees 30-35 m tall, rarely 45 m, with a trunk over 1 m trunk diameter, often buttressed at the base.
   The timber of Khaya is called African Mahogany, the only timber widely accepted as mahogany besides that of the true mahogany, of the genus Swietenia.  Khaya Senegalensis, also known as the African Dry Zone Mahogany or Mubaba in the Shona language is also used for it’s herbaceous parts.  In west Africa, Fulani herdsmen prune the tree during the dry season to feed cattle,  In addition, the bark of Khaya Senegalensis is often harvested from natural populations as well as 
plantations and used to treat many diseases.  
   Some drum companies, as Premier, used Khaya wood for making their drums in the mid-70’s.  However. It was too expensive, so they switched to using other materials such as maple and birch.  The name Mahogany is commonly applied to many different kinds of tropical hardwood, most of which are reddish-brown in color and widely employed in furniture making, boat building and other high specification uses.
   The origin of the name, Mahogany, is uncertain, but it could be a corruption of m`oganwo`, the name used by the Yoruba and Ibo people of West Africa to describe trees of the genus Khaya.
 
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