Decorative Platter: Sangre Taina | Taino Blood


Decorative Platter: Sangre Taina | Taino Blood


Decorative Platter: Sangre Taina | Taino Blood

About this Item: 

This decorative wood platter made of Ash was made by Carmen on a woodturning lathe. The texture at the center of the piece is also created while the piece is on the lathe. The texture and Carmen's color choice are incorporated to simulate a pottery effect yet, not betray that it is made of wood.  

The Pyrography design was inspired by petroglyphs left behind by the Indigenous Taino Indians in Puerto Rico. These symbols and more, preserved for hundreds of years, are found etched into stones all over the island.  When you observe the motif on the outer lip of the platter, the repetition of pattern represent a bird.  Looking beyond the geometrical shapes, you will recognize the triangle as a beak, the circle as a head and, the center dot an eye.   

After the pyrography is complete, Carmen then colored and sealed the platter.



  • Wood Species: Black Cherry
  • This is a decorative item and not intended for utilitarian use.
  • This piece has purposely not had a finish applied to the patina - allowing the patina to continue it's forever aging process 
  • Sealed with Satin Finish


  • Height: 2 1/2"
  • Width:  5"
  • Opening width:  1 1/4"

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  • When placing an order for more than one item, and you would like it delivered all together or to separate address - please note it on your purchase and we will confirm before shipping. 

Please Note: 

All items sold are one-of-a-kind and described to the best of our abilities and accurate as possible. However, to avoid any potential oversights, we respectfully request your assistance in helping us to make this a mutually satisfactory transaction by thoroughly reviewing the item description and the photos.  Please note, color representation is subject to manufacturing variance and may not be exact. Also, note that monitor settings may vary from computer to computer and may distort actual color. 

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