This vase is made from birch and it is truly one of a kind. Wood tends to move as it drys and this vase moved such that the top is noticeably to one side. That is not a flaw, it is what makes it unique and no other material does that. I call it "lopsided grin" because of the opening that was caused by a bark inclusion and it looks very much like a grin. That and the fact that the vase is lopsided, thus the name. It is 12 inches tall, 5 inches wide and made from birch.