The material of this tray is luxe Indian red sandalwood.
Red sandalwood has historically been valued in China, particularly during the Qing Dynasty periods, and is referred to in Chinese as 'Zitan' (紫檀) and spelt tzu-t'an by earlier western authors when they introduced classical Chinese hardwood furniture to the west.
An exquisite chair made of red sandalwood can be seen today in China's Forbidden City in Beijing, inside the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and once used by the emperors of the Qing Dynasty.
Due to its slow growth and rarity, things made of 'zitan' is rare and expensive. It has been one of the most prized woods for millennia.
The red sandalwood used for this box has premium quality. There is no cracking nor mending on the wood.
The tray is made of the whole piece of wood. No gluing. No piecing together.
The design originates from the Ming-style furniture of hardwood.
Classical and practical.
No complicated decorations.
Perfect combination of lines and surface.
Simple but sophisticated.
Beautiful but quiet.
All details are treated carefully.
There is neither lacquer nor wax on this red sandalwood tray.
The shimmer of the tray is solely from polishing of the wood.
Perfect to use as a tray for your favourite jewelleries.