Wood Fish Spice Box (Besamin)
Wood Spice Boxes (besamin) for Havdalah made of hand-turned recycled or non-endangered woods, all in the shape of a fish, a contemporary interpretation of a traditional North German and Scandinavian shape for besamin boxes. Each one is handcrafted and ingeniously designed. Spices are stored in the belly of the fish, accessible through a drawer or by lifting the fin. Signed by artist Robert Richter.
Materials: Recycled or non endangered curly, maple, olive and bloodwoods, acrylic trims
Meet the Artist: Robert Richter
Since adolescence, Robert Richter has been fascinated by the creative and artistic possibilities presented by wood. Throughout his career as a surgeon, he continued to pursue this craft. Now retired from his medical practice, he is rarely far away from his tools and collection of woods. The substance and grace of his works derive not only from their carefully proportioned shape, but also from the polished beauty of the fine woods he employs.Learn More