This Ironwood was salvaged from a landfill site in Southern California and is extremely dense, so dense that it will sink in water. This tree can be dead standing for 400 years and will take another 400 years, or longer, to decompose. We like it for its amazing shine and texture when polished and its contrasting grain. Beautifully hand-shaped and polished in our shop in Moab, UT. Each piece comes hung on dogbane cord that we harvest from the nearby wetlands and spin into cord in-house.