Great addition for your yoga and meditation space in your home, studio or office. Yoga mat holder wall unit including a small 3 and a half inch shelf at the top for displaying your special items. Choose from a single tiered yoga mat holder up thru 8 tiers to organize your yoga mats and props on. (An ink absorbed image can be added by writing the number in the comments when ordering.)Measures:12″ – 60″ L (Depending on the amount of tiers.)12″ W7″ D (with rod in)This product is made after order is placed. I use an all natural, water-based clear coat finish on all of my products to seal in in the healthiest of ways. I do not use stains. The darkening of the wood comes from applying the shou sugi ban technique. All other colors used are from a hand mixed water based paint. This allows not only for my work space to stay healthy, clean and safe to breathe in but also for your home and studio environment as well.Silver steel rods are used for each tier to hold even the heavier yoga mats, as well as for busier studio environments. Rod holes are reinforced with deep pocketed steel for ease of sliding rods into position. Every yoga mat holder is one of a kind due to the nature of each board having its own individual grain patterning, knotting and sap levels for absorptions. Each item is handcrafted individually at the time of ordering.The Shou Sugi Ban (Yakisugi) technique is an ancient Japanese fire burning technique used to traditionally preserve wood by charring it with fire. I use this application on all of my items. It is an important part of my designs and my process of using all 4 elements in the making of my pieces. I switch between a dark charred to a light shou sugi ban burn in varying degrees to accentuate the wood grains while giving a warm feel of natural earthen element.All 5 elements are intentionally used in the making of all my products. Earth – (wood, metal)Fire – (sou sugi ban application)Air – (high air flow room for drying process)Water – (water to make color washes and cool the wood while putting out any deeper burns)Ether/Spirit – (the inspiration of the subject matter and use of each product)COLOR CHOICES:Colors very slightly due to wood grains, amount of sap in wood and how much color the wood will absorb while still showing grains and knots in wood.Turquoise – Turquoise tones all over the wood grains.Mossy greens – Deep green tones of a forest.White Wash – White color wash covering the front.Natural – Natural wood tones with no color added. Using the burning technique to lightly texture the grain only.Shou Sugi Ban – An ancient Japanese fire burning technique. Blackening of the wood with the open flame giving texture and character. No ink transfer image on this backboard color. It won't be able to be seen on the black.I use the 5 elements in all of my items…Earth – (wood)Fire – (burning of the wood with the flame)Air – (high air flow area for drying and airing of the stages)Water – (water is used to cool the burning technique and put out any embers)Ether/Spirit – (the inspiration and over all subject matter and use of the products…that of which is brought also by the new owner of each product)Two pre-cut keyholes on the back side for easy hanging. Wall screws not included.GIVING BACK:A portion from each sale is donated to a monthly charity chosen each month. It's always been important to try to keep a balance in all things, including when making money. Portions are always given back to help out where there's a need in the world. I also have started a KIVA group to help out with micro loans on the side of the monthly charity donations. Over the past few years we have helped in areas of challenging agriculture needs, educational support, repairing eye sight, surgeries that save a life, feeding in times of crisis, birthing kits to refugees, dental clinics on reservations here and clinics abroad, newborn baby kits for refugees, surgeries for abused dogs, emergency medical supplies and so many more causes. Every little bit does help…it's an inspiring and motivational aspect that I like to look forward to.Images Meanings: (Please write in the comments when ordering if you'd like an image added and which number of that image, or no image will be added to holder. Thanks!)1. Flower of life – Considered to be sacred geometry. It is believed to contain a type of Akashic Record of basic information of all living things and is the visual expression of the connections of life that run through all sentient beings. 2. The Feather – They generally symbolize an ascension and spiritual evolution to a higher plane or higher vibrational state of awareness. Feather are a reminder that we are on the right path and that our life is a sacred journey.3. The Seated Asana – Asana is a Sanskrit word for posture. In Hatha Yoga we do many postures, one of which is the seated posture seen here and is also a position used during meditations.4. The OM Lotus – The Om symbol is a sacred sound and a spiritual symbol. It represents the source of all manifest existence. The Absolute that pervades all of life and runs through our prana or breath. While the lotus reminds us that just like the growth of a lotus flower we grow up and away from the dark and murky mud towards the light above high above. 5. Ganesha – Symbolized as an elephant, Genesha is the remover of obstacles. The patron of arts and sciences and is of intellect and wisdom.6. The Hamsa hand – (usually the open right hand) is a symbol of protection and represents blessings, power and strength. The hamsa hand is seen as potent in deflecting negativity from ones path.7. The Ankh- The ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol that was most commonly used in writing and in art to represent the word for “life” and, by extension, as a symbol of life itself. In Egyptian belief, life was a force that circulated throughout the world. Individual living things, including humans, were manifestations of this force and fundamentally tied to it.8. Buddha – The image of the Buddha is a reminder to ourselves that we are all the Buddha within and to remain on our path towards enlightenment.9. The Lotus – This reminds us that just like the growth of a lotus flower we grow up and away from the dark and murky mud towards the light above high above. 10. Om Symbol – The Om symbol is a sacred sound and a spiritual symbol. It represents the source of all manifest existence. The Absolute that pervades all of life and runs through our prana or breath. 11. Enso – An ancient Japanese image known as the circle of enlightenment. It is created with one brush stroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. Also symbolic of the complete whole of all that exists, yet in the center is emptiness or no-thing.12. The Owl – Symbolic of Wisdom. An old soul, keeper of ancient wisdom and can peer through the veil of the unknown for deeper connections and wisdom learned. A great focal point of visual interest for your home, office, studio or personal home yoga space. Great gift idea for your yoga friends and family too!