Sola wood flowers are handcrafted from a thin, soft wood similar to balsa wood. It is harvested from the cassava root, a tropical plant used to derive tapioca flour. Cassava can be found in temperate zones of Asia, Africa, and South America.
Once the cassava is collected it is then sliced into 6"-10" pieces and thinly peeled while twisting the root to form a long sheet of sola wood. The sheet can be cut and formed into petals for flowers or other decorative items using thread and wire.
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