Sola Cube - Gettou (Shell Ginger)

Designed to cultivate our inherent sense of wonder and exploration, Sola Cube features rare natural specimens captured forever in acrylic. Hyper-polished and distortion-free, these expertly preserved curiosities make a fantastic gift for the naturalist in your life and will captivate guests of your home and office. Custom beech and walnut display stands are available here.

This specimen is the fruit of the Gettou, or "Shell Ginger" plant. This antioxidant-rich plant is native to Okinawa and is the active ingredient in our line of anti-aging products from Ruhaku.

Other specimens include: Dandelion Fluff (tampopo)EucalyptusGlobe Amaranth (sennichiko)Bunny Tail Grass (usaginoo)Small Globe Thistle (ruritamaazami)Strawflower (kaigaraso), and Sweetgum (momiji bafu).

About Acrylate Resin Casting
Similar to amber, insects and other curiosities can be preserved in acrylic resin for generations. The process typically involves pouring acrylic into a mold with the dried plant on a slightly solidified gel. The specimen is then pressurized in the mold to remove bubbles before being slowly heated to stabilize the acrylic bonds. Finally, the specimen is shaped and buffed to remove any surface markings.

Materials: Acrylic resin, Specimen
Dimensions: L:1.57" x W:1.57" x H:1.57"
Care: Polish occasionally with a soft cloth
Kyoto, Japan

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