Our Tamo Ash photo frames are a classic stylish photo frame made by craftsmen from Tamo Ash with brass trim. The large frame fits 8″x 10″ photos and the small frame holds 7″ x 5″. Both sizes of photo frames work horizontally or vertically. The luxurious frames bring glamour to shelves, console tables or desks.
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 the photo frames on a desk paired with the tamo desk tray and letter rack. These photo frames are the perfect gift for any occasion including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings or Christmas. Of course they come in fabulous Forwood Design gift boxes.
Lastly the tamo ash photo frames are exceptionally easy to clean. Just wipe with a dry cloth.