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Teak roots

More than 100 years ago, huge Teak trees were felled in the ancient hardwood forests of central Java and in other parts of south east Asia. As there was no use for them at that time and they were difficult to remove, the roots were left in the ground. Because teak roots are resistant to rot local farmers had to extract them before they could make the land available for replanting. The Teak roots are then made available to be converted into wonderfully unique, organically shaped, artistic furniture and sculptures. Proper government permits have to be granted before the roots can be removed from the plantations.