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Nosamah is a rare, timeworn Myrtle wood burl named after the peaceful native American tribe who lived along the water where this magnificent piece was found. Tragically, the entire village was slaughtered in their sleep one morning by a group of white vigilante settlers, one of whom had had words with one of the Nosamah men the previous day. Nosamah is intended to stand as a lasting tribute to this peaceful people's tragic end.

Oregon Myrtlewood possesses a wide variety of beautiful colors and grain patterns and is noted by many as being one of the world’s most beautiful woods.

Nosamah possesses multiple viewing angles, the best of which is probably the vertical allowing a 360 degree view. There are numerous colors and grain patterns on this amazing piece.

Over a year in the making, Nosamah was an incredibly difficult and time consuming piece to finish due to the hundreds of curves and channels running along it's surface. Nosamah possesses a glow that only hand sanding can produce. NO oils, varnishes, lacquers, or any other artificial substances of any kind were used. Those finishes put a barrier between the hand and the true feel or essence of the wood.

Smooth as glass, Nosamah is a sensual plethora of sinuous curves, nooks and crannies. This piece is unlike any other I have ever seen or come across anywhere. Nosamah is truly a statement piece that would lend a dramatic natural element to any modern, contemporary, or traditional setting.

Nosamah remains unmounted in order to provide the prospective owner options of choice as to how this piece is displayed. Quite frankly, there is not a bad side to this piece. One option would be a cradle mount vertical display stand where the piece would not be drilled. It has been suggested that it could be suspended from a ceiling, but I think would be a shame to drill into this piece. We would be happy to work with a buyer to find their favorite method of viewing, so be sure to see the other viewing angles.

A rare piece indeed, Nosamah is a captivating magical piece of wood that must be touched to understand fully that to feel her is to love her!

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Nosamah (2015)

$7,800

  • One of a kind sculpture, Other
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  • Size: 22 × 50 × 16 in
  • Signed certificate of authenticity
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