Our mango wood selections are sourced from controlled, sustainable mango trees in Thailand.
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2 decorative wooden plates of mango
wood in the set
The platess are handmade and maintain their unique appearance by a special process. So that each bowl is unique and a special eye-catcher in your home.
hand-crafted from mango wood
The plates are washable, water resistant, but not dishwasher safe.
Delivery time 1 - 2 weeks.
Only valid for deliveries to Europe and USA.
For deliveries to other countries, the time may vary.
Mango trees grow to 35–40 m (115–131 ft) tall, with a crown radius of 10 m (33 ft). The trees are long-lived, as some specimens still fruit after 300 years. In deep soil, the taproot descends to a depth of 6 m (20 ft), with profuse, wide-spreading feeder roots; the tree also sends down many anchor roots, which penetrate several feet of soil. The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple, 15–35 cm (5.9–13.8 in) long, and 6–16 cm (2.4–6.3 in) broad; when the leaves are young they are orange-pink, rapidly changing to a dark, glossy red, then dark green as they mature.
Mangoes are juicy stone fruit (drupe) from numerous species of tropical trees belonging to the flowering plant genus Mangifera, cultivated mostly for their edible fruit. The majority of these species are found in nature as wild mangoes. The genus belongs to the cashew family Anacardiaceae. Mangoes are native to South Asia, from where the "common mango" or "Indian mango", Mangifera indica, has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most widely cultivated fruits in the tropics. Other Mangifera species (e.g. horse mango, Mangifera foetida) are also grown on a more localized basis.
The grain pattern and light-brown color resemble domestic birch, but because of spalting -- varied colors caused by a fungus growing in the wood -- streaks of pink, black, yellow, amber and green sometimes appear. Mottled or curly grain patterns are common in mango, making it appear blotchy, similar to the popular look of faded antique furniture.
Mango is durable, but to maintain its longevity, regular applications of oil-based stain, or any standard stain or topcoat used on other hardwoods, are beneficial. Finishing without stain is an option, but stains bring out mango's natural waves and patterns.
The tree is more known for its fruit rather than for its lumber. However, mango trees can be converted to lumber once their fruit bearing lifespan has finished. The wood is susceptible to damage from fungi and insects. The wood is used for musical instruments such as ukeleles, plywood and low-cost furniture. The wood is also known to produce phenolic substances that can cause contact dermatitis.
In Theravada Buddhism, mango is said to have used as the tree for achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi by twenty third Lord Buddha called "Sikhi". The plant is known as (Ambha) in Sinhala.
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