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East Indian Rosewood


India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia


The sapwood of the East Indian Palisander is yellowish, the heartwood varies in color from golden brown to dark purple-brown and has nearly regular stripes from dark veins.


This wood is straight grained, intensively striped, has a uniform and medium-coarse texture, while the structure exhibits alternating spiral growth.


Palisander is an excellent decorative wood and veneer for valuable furniture and fine interior finishing. It is well suited for carving and turning work. Moreover, it is a special wood for musical instruments and inlays.

Did you know ...

... that managed forests, thanks to their high proportion of young, strong, growing trees, enable CO2 to be extracted?

... that an old, unmanaged forest produces as much CO2 through processes of decomposition and decay as it stores, and that therefore an unmanaged forest contributes nothing to reducing global CO2?

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