This strikingly patterned larch heart pendant was hand carved in central Scotland from wood gathered in the wild. Both sides have different grain patterns, so the pendant is reversible, depending on your mood and taste. The pendant is very lightweight for its size and is extremely glossy.
The piece was finished with resin to provide shine along with water and wear resistance before being polished.
Please note the price is for the pendant only. For an additional £4.00 you can add a sterling silver diamond cut curb chain or a leather cord with a handmade clasp by clicking here: https://www.commonmarket.scot/en/listings/432479-upgrade-add-a-silver-chain-or-a-leather-cord
The pendant is shipped in a matt black presentation box with a small leaflet outlining some of the history, uses and folklore surrounding the wood.
A common sight in plantation woodland in Scotland, Larch is the only deciduous conifer native to Europe. The wood is used in the construction of small pleasure craft, fencing and building. The botanical name “Larix” derives from the Celtic Lar – “fat”, referring to the copious resin produced by the tree.
In Siberian mythology Larch replaces Ash as their Tree of Life and their shamans used the wood in the construction of their ceremonial drums. The smoke from burning Larch was said to protect against evil spirits and as a talisman it provided protection and visions. European folklore applies similar talismanic properties to it as a ward against evil and as protection from enchantment.
Due to the natural variability of wood and because everything we do is completely handmade, all of The Conker Tree's products are completely unique.