By 1800, New England was the center of the world's whaling industry. Sailors spent long months at sea, and one of the ways they passed the time was creating scrimshawetched bones or tusks that were blackened with soot or tobacco to highlight the design. This contemporary scrimshaw box is made of water buffalo bone and reproduces a design that a sailor may have made for his sweetheart at home.
I collect boxes, and use them to stash my costume jewelry. This is a lovely and well-made addition to my collection. There are those who complain that this box is 'too small' - even though the dimensions are given in the product description. Rather, I'd say that the price is too large for the box. It would also be nice if this box came in several size versions. Other than that I am very satisfied.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend