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This is a vase, turned from a branch of a tree called Barba di Yònkuman (Acacia glauca, Albizia lebbeck).

It’s a tree that grows in most areas of our island Curacao.

A vase made from Barba di Yonkuman wood

It’s called Barba di Yonkuman or “Young Man’s Beard” because of the beard like appearance of it’s popped seeds.

It’s turned with a bowl gouge and hollowing tools from David Ellsworth.

Artist: Hugo Sjak-Shie

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