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Pyramid Keepsake Box by John Wiggers

Pyramid Keepsake Box

Pyramid Keepsake Box
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Code: 19JWFRN5
Price: $2,300.00
Dimensions: Size: 12" W x 12" L x 7.63" OAH


This box is one of 11 Pyramid Keepsake Boxes to be made as a special closed edition series. This particular box is the original prototype (#1 of 11) which has been gifted to Grandfather Martin Gashweseoma, who is the eldest elder of the traditional Hopi tribe located on Third Mesa in northern Arizona. Grandfather Martin is also Guardian of the Sacred Stone Tablets of the Hopi Fire Clan. This box has been named Sneferu, which is a name inspired by the first Pharoah reigning in the Fourth Dynasty of ancient Egypt. There are 3 pyramids attributed to Sneferu's reign.Sneferu is Shining in the South and located in Dashur, this pyramid was constructed between 2613-2589 BC. The precise dimensions of this Pyramid Keepsake Box are founded in the same exacting proportions used to construct the Great Pyramids at Giza, in Egypt. Central to this geometry is a mathematical ratio known as the Divine Proportion, or Phi, which is numerically represented by the number 1.618034. The shortest distance from the exact center of the base of this box to the outside face is 6. The overall height is 7.63.

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John Wiggers is an award winning studio furniture maker. John’s passion for woodworking has been life-long and much of his knowledge has been learned from his father Johan, who was himself trained as a master craftsman in his native country of Holland. In addition to this, John’s furniture making skills have also been honed through many years of collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned furniture designers and makers, including OEM (private label) work for talents such as J. Wade Beam, Dakota Jackson, Vladimir Kagan, Ron Seff, and Lee Weitzman. The spirit of John’s work reflects his deep philosophical commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. In the late 1980s John became an active early supporter of grass roots initiatives such as W.A.R.P. (Woodworker’s Alliance for Rainforest Protection). Together with Greenpeace, The Sierra Club and World Wildlife Fund, W.A.R.P. later went on to play a key role in the formation of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in 1993. In 1998 John became one of the first furniture makers in the world to be certified by the Smartwood arm of Rainforest Alliance to the rigorous chain-of-custody standards of the FSC.

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