Inspired by our majestic gum trees with their bunches of gum nuts hanging nestled in the leaves
A wreath design with contrasting centre detail
These look beautiful on the Christmas tree or hung on a hook in the window.
The gum nuts that inspired this decoration come from the Red Gum. An Iconic Australian tree, its common name "Marri" is from the Nyoongar word for blood - because of the dark red sap it bleeds.
It is common on the coastal plain, Darling Range and the Southwest of WA.
The nuts are large and carry rather large seeds that provide an important food source for some species of parrots including cockatoos. They are commonly called "Honkey nuts" in Western Australia - allegedly a corruption of hockey nuts because of their use in a game.
Did you know they were the inspiration for childrens’ author May Gibbs’ “gumnut babies”, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie?
Dimensions approximately 9 cm diameter
This is a beautiful decoration and looks just as it does on the website.