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PETRIFIED WOOD

Petrified woodspecial type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation. It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals, while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Colouring of a fossilized fragment is entirely dependent on the mineral composition of wood and can be different colors and shades: black, blue, green, red, brown, yellow, orange, pink and others.

This material is treated with a special thrill. Just think about it ... the item that can decorate your interior has a longer history than the whole of mankind. Once it was a giant prehistoric tree from the family of Magnolia, which grew in abundance on the planet during Cenozoic era (65-2 million years ago). Tropical forests cover almost the entire Earth that time. Then, due to the strong volcanic eruptions whole forests were buried under a layer of ash. However, high temperatures, lack of oxygen had not allowed to bacterias and microorganisms to destroy tree structure. Over the years, elements of wood were replaced by mineral components, with the original microscopic structure and pattern of the tree remained.

Searching for the ideal stones we had to travel around Indonesia. This material becomes more and more rare. Many items came originally from the island of Sumatra, and then were taken to East Java, where we found them. The production of these items is also quite exotic and almost entirely manual. Not a lot of white people familiar with the process of production. We have a short film about it...