Paulownia Tissue Box

$ 56.00 USD

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This elegant tissue box offers refinement in a most unexpected place. Made from weightless paulownia wood, it has a beautiful grey tinge and a soothingly smooth texture. lts elongated form features a sliding panel at the base to house a standard-size tissue box.

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: 10 ¾" L x 5 ¾" W x 3 ¼" H 
Tokyo, Japan