Paulownia Cutting Board

$ 52.00 USD

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Made from cherished paulownia wood, this cutting board is incredibly lightweight but hardy enough for your daily food prep needs. Paulownia is a quick-drying wood that resists the growth of bacteria, and its soft texture will not dull your blades. When scratched or gouged, paulownia can heal itself by absorbing water, thus minimizing the appearance of damage.

About Paulownia Trees
Paulownia (or kiri in Japanese) is known as the “Princess Tree” and is closely tied to female identity. In Japan, it was once customary to plant a paulownia tree when a baby girl was born, with some wealthy families planting up to three saplings per daughter. The fast-growing tree would mature as the girl did, so that when she reached the age of marriage it could be cut down and made into wooden articles for her dowry. On her marriage day, her parents would present her with a chest of paulownia wood carved from the tree in which to store kimono and other fine garments.

Materials: Paulownia wood
Dimensions:
Small: 11.8" L x 7.5" W x 0.6" H
Large: 16.55" L x 9.45" W x 0.7" H
Care: Hand wash. Rub regularly with mineral oil to prolong life.
Tokyo, Japan