Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) - Floral Prism Light
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This hand-made desk light contains one preserved specimen of Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), 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.
Meadowsweet, otherwise known as Queen of the Meadow, is a British native herb that has been introduced to North America. As it's name suggests, it possesses a sweet taste and aroma for which it became a popular practice to strew the herbs throughout homes to provide perfume, and for this reason it is sometimes used by modern occult practitioners as a purification herb. Remains of this herb were found to be buried in Bronze Age tombs. Meadowsweet is also a well known medicinal herb, and the plants contain the chemicals used to make aspirin.
This particular specimen is an uncommon cultivar with deep maroon flowers - the closest to true black possible in the botanical world.
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.