Amboina, Narra Crosscut Scales 135 x 40 x 9 mm
Amboina, Narra Crosscut Scales 135 x 40 x 9 mm
Amboina, Narra Crosscut Scales 135 x 40 x 9 mm

Amboyna (Pterocarpus indicus) , red narra, New Guinea rosewood, angsana: all these names refer to a beautiful tall evergreen tree, that grows in SE Asia, the Philippines, Borneo, New Guinea, Cagayan, Mindoro, Palawan, Cotabato and the Malay archipelago. It is the national tree of the Philippines. The heartwood shows beautiful luster and has a very pleasant fragrant odor, the colour is an unbelievable intensive deep shiny fiery red, inferior qualities are yellow or brown, surrounded by straw pale sapwood. The wood is quite hard, dense and very durable, yet easy to work with hand tools. Burls of narra trees, formerly exported from the Indonesian seaport Ambon, are well known all over the world for their highly figured red burls.
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