The fruit of the Velvet Leaf has approximately a dozen cubicles, and each will tear vertically when ripe and ready to spread the seeds.
The seed is covered with a hard shell, which can hide in soil for 20 years before it begins to bud.
Botanical Essence - Powerful life
Acrylic Resin / Dried Plant.
Hand made in Japan.
About Sola Cubes
Solo Cubes contain beautifully preserved plants, exquisitely presented in acrylic cubes, which can be arranged and combined in multiple patterns to inspire sensitivity and learning.
Every Sola cube is carefully handmade by an experienced Japanese craftsman, and each one takes considerable time and effort to complete. Outstanding craftsmanship is required to ensure that this small transparent cube, which measures only 4cm, holds a plant at its very centre and that no air bubbles get inside.
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Sola Cube Philosophy
3.8 billion years have passed since the first single life began on Earth. Later, this life evolved into flowers, fruit and seeds, maintained in life cycles that continued for millions upon millions of generations.
The colours and materials each have their own unique purposes. These intriguing shapes have formed unpretentiously for each functional purpose by the hand of Mother Nature.
By observing a small plant carefully, we are able to glimpse a more perfect world. We express the name “Sola” with the Chinese kanji 宙, which means “universe.” This kanji explains everything we know and don’t know, including time and space, with a single character. Sola also has another meaning: “blue sky.” An imaginary world spreads out like the sky before us.