Peatland Black Stool
Alcarol has recovered some unusual black trunks of oak in a small Alpine peat. The radiocarbon dating has revealed their age: the fifth century before Christ. Peatland is a wet area that generates when water at ground surface is acidic and anaerobic. Over time, it accumulates deposit of dead plant materials. Deprived of oxygen, the buried wood undergoes the process of fossilization. The peat protects wood from normal decay, while the underlying peat with iron salts and other minerals react with the tannins in the wood, gradually giving it a distinct dark brown, almost black color.
Alcarol selects the most suitable trunks and cuts planks preserving their natural eroded edges. Then, Alcarol uses its innovative resin process to emphasize this precious wood with transparent volumes; resembling the water that has conserved them for millennia.
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