Willow Mortar and Pestle

This mortar and pestle was turned from the same weeping willow (Salix babylonica) as that of the flaming willow bowl.  It was a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law.  It is approximately 7″ in diameter and 5″ high.

Flaming Willow

Weeping willow (Salix babylonica) – approximately 12” in diameter x 4” high. The tree that this was harvested from a yard in Brentwood, TN in the fall of 2009.  This particular piece was from the crotch between two divergent branches, which caused the amazing flame pattern seen on both the inside and outside.