Pinecones - Large
SILVER-PLATED BENGUET PINECONES (large size)
The heavy, solidly-plated object is actually a simple, natural pinecone from the Baguio region. The lustrous finish, however, is a result of four stages of dipping: first in plastic, then in copper, then in nickel, then finally in sterling silver.
After that a sealant, to prevent tarnish, is applied. The finish on this cone will last for many years to come & hopefully also your enjoyment of them.
Sold in a gift box of four pinecones, the box is hand woven for us in Bicol, in a twist-on-twist pattern, out of Karagumoy, which is a tall leaf pandan with a thorny spine. Once the thorns are taken off the spine, the density of the leaf makes a very fine, long lasting plant material for weaving. Dimension of the box: 6" x 6"x 3" (15.3 x 15.3 x 7.6 cm). Included with the giftbox is a text card iterating most of the above.
We love to display them in wooden bowls, or to hang them on Christmas Green abaca twine! (Ask us for some?!)