The Tamo Ash Tea Tray is also an elegant rectangular drinks and serving tray. Made from stunning natural Japanese Tamo ash with modern solid brass handles it is light and elegant. It will add glamour and elegance to both contemporary and traditional interior settings.
Tamo Ash has spectacular almost three-dimensional figured grains. One is called ‘peanut’ figure because it has areas that actually do look rather like peanut or double-nut goober shells. Another is ‘waterfall’ figure because it looks like water falling over glass.
Apparently tamo trees develop this peanut figure when strong vines encircle their trunks. This natural strangling restricts the flow of nutrients so the tree grows in spurts and this shows up in the grain. The Japanese requiring a good supply of figured tamo eventually learned to lash ropes around saplings reproducing the figure naturally made by vines.
We love to combine the drinks tray with our drinks coasters and Ice buckets. The drinks tray is a gorgeous gift for any occasion including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings or Christmas. Of course the tamo ash tea tray comes in our fabulous Forwood Design gift box.
Lastly the trays are exceptionally easy to clean. Just wipe with damp cloth and buff with a dry one.