Our Black Photo Frames in Tamo Ash are classic, stylish and handcrafted from stained Tamo Ash with a stainless steel trim. The large frame fits 8″x 10″ photos and the small frame holds 7″ x 5″. Both frame sizes work horizontally or vertically. The luxurious frames bring glamour to shelves, console tables or desks. They are part of our Tamo Ash Collection available in shades Ink and Blonde.
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 Tamo ink photo frames on a desk paired with the Tamo Ink 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 Black Photo Frames in Tamo Ash are exceptionally easy to clean. Just wipe with a dry cloth.