Swamp (ancient) kauri ring

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Project by kiwilynne posted 03-06-2019 08:17 PM 677 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Swamp Kauri – also caled ancient kauri – are prehistoric kauri trees buried and preserved in peat up to 50,000 years ago in New Zealand’s North Island. Buried in peat swamps by an unexplained act of nature at the end of the last Ice Age, the trees survived centuries underground, sealed in a chemically balanced environment that has preserved the timber in perfect condition.

The great thing about working with swamp kauri – and any type of river wood – is that you never know what the wood is going to look like, but it usually ends up looking pretty awesome.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#1 posted 03-06-2019 08:32 PM

A New ancient thing! Very pretty!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 03-07-2019 04:24 AM

Well Lynne, your comment is right on . . . it ended up looking pretty awesome. This one is a beauty.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 03-09-2019 01:42 PM

I likey!!

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#4 posted 03-27-2019 02:22 AM

It looks fit for a prop for a movie scene I would say! I’d definitely store that safely in my jewellery storage box for sure if I were to receive it as a gift.

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