from this exotic kiln-dried wood, grown exclusively in the high mountain region of China. Roots and stumps are cured for one year in the ground then dug up, cleaned, taken to the skilled artisans and kiln dried for between 4-12 days before carving begins. Each piece made is individual, a unique work of art, full of character, with naturally occurring knots, shaped from years of old growth, with irregular concentric growth rings, surrounded by a burl grain pattern. Beautiful root and wood design. Priced to sell, as are the baskets at $50 each. Planter is 19" high. Bowls are 9" and 11" diameters.