Name: Original Old English 23cm Red Wooden Ampersand Symbol.
Albizia wood is a sustainable light weight wood which is perfect for making our wooden symbols. The carvers use this wood rather than MDF which produces dangerous carcinogenic dust when cut. This places an emphasis on item quality not quantity.
Made by woodcarvers from the same village rice farming community in Bali for over 20 years. The farmers use this important secondary business to sustain their agriculture and cultivate the fast growing albizia trees around their rice fields to provide the wood.
The 23cm Red Wooden Ampersand Symbol is carefully cut out from a template before being shaped by hand with a sharp knife. The symbol is then sanded down and then coated with a fine layer of gesso plaster before being gilded by hand with red metallic leaf.
Red metallic leaf
Emily Readett-Bayley Ltd
Finally, each 23cm Red Wooden Ampersand Symbol is then packed by the carver in it’s special box and shipped directly to the UK and posted to the customer in the same box to avoid wasteful double packing.