Origin: Guatemala and Belize
Cutting: Two square edged boards 80mm and wider, 900mm and longer
Dryness: Kiln dried
Other names: Nogaed
Pinkish brown to purplish brown with fine dark stripes. Hard, heavy and strong. As is common in rosewood species both colour and figure can vary considerably.
Used by antique restorers to mimic old rosewood, by furniture makers just because it’s nice and by musical instrument makers as a resonant wood for woodwind instruments, marimba bars and guitar components.
From 2nd January 2017 if you wish to export articles that are partly or fully made from newly listed species of Rosewood, Padauk and Bubinga then the export will need to be accompanied by a CITES re-export permit. It is possible that the importer/customer of the article may need to apply for a CITES import permit from their own authorities and this should be investigated before the export happens.
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