Description: Wooden box featuring Jewish Tree of Life. The box is hand-crafted in Poland of sweet Linden wood and natural dyes. Polish boxes are made in the mysterious region of the Tatra Mountains, discovered by the nineteenth century poets and pronounced a fairyland of legends, miracles and natural wonders. This box is entirely decorated by hand, using various combinations of carving, brass and copper inlays, burning, staining, decoupage, and plating techniques. The use of seasoned wood, feather corner joints, and raised interior linings ensures each box has enduring value as a lasting keepsake. Lined with red velvet.
Story: Enchanted World of Boxes was founded by two Bohemians who were dreaming how they can make the world a better place. Teresa Witkowska was an artist, freshly graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Krakow. Chris Kowalski, her husband, was an everlasting student trying to uncover the secrets of the universe in various academic disciples and at different universities. In 1989, when the company was founded, Teresa was painting beautiful oils on canvas and Chris was PhD student at the Department of Anthropology at Harvard. And one day, after many tries, they discovered the existence of a parallel universe, where hard work and a lot of creativity can actually pay the bills and make other people happy. This parallel universe was called Enchanted World of Boxes.
This box is made by hand in the Tatra Mountain region of Poland using time-honored techniques. It is made through fair trade practices and the artisans earn a living wage.