St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) - Floral Light
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This hand-made desk light contains one preserved specimen of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), preserved in a solid obelisk-shaped prism of resin, underlit by a warm LED light embedded into the resin itself, and finally mounted within a base made of 3D printed wood PLA - a mixture of plant-based, biodegradable plastic and Poplar wood pulp.
The vibrantly sunny St. John's Wort, so named for it's supposed tendency to bloom around Midsummer - St. John's Day on the Christian calendar - is perhaps best known as an herbal treatment for clinical depression, and is still grown and distributed for this purpose to this day.
The light measures approximately 102mm tall from tip to base and about 43mm wide at the base (4" by 1 11/16"). It is powered by two replaceable #CR2032 batteries and can be powered on and off via a twisting switch under the base. For your convenience, your order will include a replacement set of batteries.
The specimen has been dried thoroughly and coated in a UV resistant finish prior to being embedded in epoxy resin. The cap and findings are made of sturdy stainless steel.
The package will be carefully hand wrapped in bubble wrap, then wrapped with tissue paper and twine in a manner similar to the last photo in the listing.