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Petrified wood

Fossilized or Petrified wood is harvested from areas in which volcanic ash covered the ground approximately 15 thousands years ago.  Due to volcanic eruptions the trees were buried by thick ash which was so hot that it effectively sterilized the trees, destroying all the microbes that normally cause wood to rot. The hot volcanic ash was the ideal condition for preservation of the wood.  Nowhere in the world you will find more diverse colours or textures of Petrified wood than in Indonesia. Petrified wood is used for stools, side tables and sculptures.