An unusual team of Wood Cutting Artists, Pat and Peggy Bookey, have created this beautiful “Ocean” themed wooden bowl. I picked this up at an Estate Sale and it’s unbelievably in excellent condition. Both artists work out of their Alaskan home, piercing and designing beautiful wood (KOA )intricate pieces. Koa wood is found on the Hawaiian Islands. It is the second most popular tree native to Hawaii. It is a highly sacred and revered tree as well. Because of the specialty of this wood and that it only grows in Hawaii, it can only be harvested once the tree is dead. Thus it makes it one of the most expensive woods in the world!
You notice the beauty of the wood after it has been pierced, by the various shades of colors throughout, which makes each piece quite individualistic. This bowl is signed on the bottom Pat and Peggy Bookey, and is imprinted with the word KOA and its #228.
The bowl has piercings of three turtles that look to be swimming in the ocean. Other piercings could be kelp or seaweed designs floating along with the turtles. The bottom has a circular indentation. The top of the bowl is a carved smooth lip and the effect is amazing, due to the shading of the wood! The bowl has a diameter of 6 1/2″. It’s about 3 1/4″ tall. This is really a one-of-a-kind item not to be missed!
These bowls go for more than $200.00 and yet I’m giving my Junk in The Trunk friends a special deal!
If you would like this item delivered or picked up rather than shipped, please email me ahead of time so I can remove the shipping costs. I live in San Diego and can deliver around this area.