From the fertile flats of Omaha, the classic ash grain. But on one side there is a small patch of interference. It reminds me of a rain shower. We cannot have sunshine all the time. Like a sun-shower on a bright day, the water of life refreshes in the heat of a hard day.
Ash is an exotic in New Zealand, a non-indigenous tree. Because ash is robust yet flexible its wood was used extensively- cut into fine strips and laminated together into tennis rackets. The lid is walnut. This product has been carefully finished in environmentally friendly natural oils and waxes.