Origin: Indonesia (Java)
Cutting: 2 square edged boards 80mm wide and wider, 1000mm long and longer
Dryness: Kiln dried
Other names: East Indies rosewood, Plantation rosewood
Deep purple brown, reddish brown, sometimes greenish brown, more or less striped, hard and heavy.
Sonokeling is the same tree as Indian rosewood but differs, presumably because it is plantation grown, in having a broader colour range and being a little less hard and heavy.
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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