Lovingly handmade from layers of recycled copper, this ornate bottle is designed to securely hold gathered and foraged seeds, allowing you to collect and distribute them with ease. It is entirely handcrafted from form to finish and features the words “sow the seeds” along with stamped leaf details around the base. It comes complete with a small chain and secure clip for attaching to belt loops & backpacks.
Inspired by the seed bottles of hunter-gatherer communities (forgive me I forget the exact community, if you know please do remind me as I cannot find the information online, not even a picture, it was in a documentary years ago!), where the neck of the bottle is long and the base bulbous to prevent the seeds from falling out. The weight and shape of the bottom prevents the bottle spilling its contents even without a cork stopper, and therefore the sacred seeds of plants essential to survival can be saved and taken from one place to the other, just like our nomadic ancestors.
This is a one-of-a-kind listing and you will receive the exact bottle pictured.
All of the copper used in my work is recycled from old copper piping. It’s a lengthy process of transformation that results in a meaningful object infused with hours of love & care. ~
Please note that copper is a completely natural material and tarnishes upon exposure to oxides in the atmosphere and liquids, soon taking on a darker or even rainbow patina. This can be easily polished off or just left to develop, making your seed bottle completely unique to you. If you are allergic to copper in any way, please do not purchase.
If purchased, your bottle will ship the next working day. Thank you for supporting handmade!