Origin: Celebes Islands
Cutting: 2 square edged boards 70mm and wider 800mm and longer.
Dryness: Kiln dried
Other names: similar to coromandel, calamander wood
Black, finely streaked with bands of yellow to reddish brown. Very hard and heavy, with a beautiful surface when finished. Very well suited for fancy work of the highest order giving consistently impressive results.
Macassar ebony is cut on an annual quota set by the Indonesian government. Demand is consistently high and it is therefore a very difficult wood to source.
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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