A "cairn" is a man-made pile of stones. The word comes from Gaelic but stone stacking has been used throughout human culture, for a broad variety of purposes, from prehistoric times to the present. These Sycamore Stones have an otherworldly quality: rocks made from wood. Though stone stacking could be played as a competitive game, we prefer to practice without a timer or an audience. For us, the challenge of achieving balance is a meditation, a quiet conversation with the invisible forces of nature. A simple tower of stones helps remind us that even the most oppressive forces can be overcome with focus and patience.
Five Sycamore Stones of various shapes and sizes are included with every set.
Our products ship through a privately owned climate-controlled warehouse in San Diego, California.
We offer a variety of shipping methods from budget-friendly to price-doesn’t-matter. You can compare estimated costs and transit times once you begin the checkout process and enter your shipping address. Carrier options may vary based on your destination.
We strive to pack and ship all items within 24 hours of each order (Monday through Friday). However, we are a small team so during peak holiday season we kindly ask that you allow 3-5 days for your items to be sent on their way. Every box shipped from Art of Play is expertly packed by actual human beings (you can see their names written on your package slip). Everyone in our warehouse is paid a fair wage and treated with respect.
We will gladly offer a refund or store credit in exchange for any items returned within 30 days of the original order, as long as the items are still sealed in new condition. We cannot accept returns of opened or used items. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer.