The genus name 'Centaurea' comes from the Centaurus family of half-man half-horse creatures that appear in Greek mythology. Legends tell of Chiron—a wise man of one such clan said to use this plants to treat wounds. The gold part is the involucres, preserved here as an eternal bud.
The symbolic meaning of this plant is ‘A person with wisdom’.
Exquisitely preserved in the form of a 1.6 x 1.6 inch resin cube. created by UNN no Nedoko in Kyoto, Japan.
A beautiful keepsake to help you observe and appreciate the wonder of botanical lives.
Acrylic resin / dried plant
1.6 x 1.6 x 1.6 ”
made in Japan
• These plants are all sourced from nature. Each one is unique and varies in sizes, colors and shapes.
• Each sola cube is carefully hand crafted. During the process, fine air bubbles or powder like materials may occur inside the cube, they are not considered a defect.
Usagi No Nedoko is a quaint and surprising little shop of natural curiosity in Kyoto, Japan, where they preserve, display and sell specimens collected from around the world. Seeing the quiet old-style Japanese wooden building from outside, you’d be taken by surprise and delight in realising your secret discovery once you enter.
A series of original products from this exceptional shop known as ‘sola cubes’ are some of the most delicate plants meticulously preserved in resin cubes with true Japanese craftsmanship.
They’re exquisite and ever-lasting keepsakes that remind us of the wonders to discover even in the smallest details of nature.
Hold them in your hands and simply enjoy how beautiful, delicate and amazing these small creations are.