Its noble strength, it's historical value, it's timeless charm. From the heart of the Earth, a 50,000 year old wood encapsulated inside a transparent frame.
The Kauri (Agathis Australis) is a kind of conifer living only in the sub-tropical climates of New Zealand. The first of them appeared during the Jurassic period about 135 million years ago. They are the world’s biggest trees in terms of trunk volume and have a height of up to 70 meters and a diameter of up to 9.
About 50,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, a series of unexplained cataclysms submerged whole forests of kauris in water and mud. Digging the soil veritable “wood mines” are found; the exceptionality is that, although being buried underground for thousands of years, these logs are perfectly preserved and have the same quality as timber just cut. The specific qualities of the mud and the absolute lack of oxygen exempted these plants, trapped in the swamps for 30-50 thousand years, from the chemical processes of decomposition and petrification, letting them remain intact to the present day.
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