Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) - Floral Prism Desk Light

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This hand-made desk light contains one preserved specimen of Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), 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. When turned on, the warm light bounces subtly off of the natural colors of the floral specimen and refracts through the obelisk shape to create a slight prism effect.

Perhaps one of the most well known, cosmopolitan, universal plants in the Northern hemisphere, Dandelions owe their wide-spread nature in part to their remarkable usefulness, having been used by humans for their numerous culinary and medicinal purposes for most of recorded human history, having been well known to the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. The flowers were eventually brought to the Americas on the Mayflower, intentionally.

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.

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