Brazilian Rosewood Quartered

(Dalbergia fabaceae) The wood of this species has been much sought after since it was first introduced to the European and subsequently the world market, hundreds of years ago. Pieces that feature veins of black coloration called spider webbing or landscape grain are especially prized. Brazilian rosewood has a distinctive floral fragrance-reminiscent of roses with a distinctive sweetness-and strongest in old growth wood. An evenly cut piece that is tapped, emits a bright metallic ring that sustains.

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