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Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens), also called Muirapiranga (=piranha blood), Cacique, Cardinalwood, Brazil redwood or Satiné. The wood comes from Venezuela, Suriname and Guyana. The wood is really very dense, hard and heavy, its figure is straight grained with interlocking figures. It is easy to see how bloodwood earned its name: the colour ranges from lustrous shades of rich strawberry red to rich deep lustrous fiery red with hues of purple with little figure. Bloodwood is one of the woods that retains its colour. If anything, the colour deepens as it ages rather than fades. It finishes smoothly, give it a French polish and it shines like the facets of a gem!