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Sustainability is a part of everything we do. We recycle all packing materials and we won’t make abundant flying hours just for fun. We think -everytime- before we do. So if you find your delivery wrapped in an Arabic or Ethiopian newspaper, this is why.
We – Roos Engelsman and Brian Twint – started ROOTZ gallery to share our passion for extraordinary items with the rest of the world. These extraordinary items tell a story or are exceptionally beautiful. It all started with collecting fossils, minerals & gems in the 80’s and ancient manuscripts and etnic arts in the early 90’s. Years later our collection is ever expanding. We have a very large stock, but you won’t find all items in our webshop. In some cases: just enough to make you curious and get in touch with us… That is why we make it easy to make an inquiry via whatsapp: just send a message to +31–6-55834611
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A serious seller. Nice quality of the fossils. I recommend.
Livraison rapide et bien protégé.
Excellent description and safe and fast shipping.
Precies zoals beschreven. Een leuk educatief stuk en goed verpakt. Bedankt!
Fast delivery, the fossil is even better then expected!
‘Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it.’
The story of the Baobab – Upside Down Story
We love the baobab! We nurse one at home and sometimes we give away seeds or seedlings. We also love the music of Orchestra Baobab, but that might be a coincidence. From a distance the Baobab-tree seems to grow upside down, roots upwards. That’s why we have chosen for the baobab as a logo for our company Rootz. And about the name: minerals and fossils can be found under the ground, under the roots …. and if not, we just want to take you back to the roots…
There are many legends as to why baobab looks like it has been stuck upside down into the ground.
One story goes that God did did not like the baobab growing in his garden, so he plucked it out and threw it out over the wall of Paradise. It fell on earth, landing upside down. Another story goes that when God was planting trees on earth, he asked the animals to help him and gave every animal a tree to plant. The hyena was given the baobab, but was so disgusted by the tree, it planted it in the ground upside down.
We hope you will enjoy browsing through our webshop. Please note that this is only the tip of the iceberg: there are 1000’s more objects in store. Please contact us with your feedback or with any questions.