Black Palmwood (Borassus flabellifer) is one of only a few palms utilized for timber and generally comes from nearly all tropical countries, in Europe it is imported mainly from Sri Lanka. Like all other palms black palm has a soft and fibrous core with useful hard material only on the extreme outer parts of the logs, resulting in only small sizes being offered. The wood is very hard and has an unique structure, dark brown to nearly black colour grounfd is accentuated by hard black streaks. The end grain sight is so beautiful and unusual, that this wood was used as end grain veneer during the Art Deco period for really teriffic objects of art. Very beautiful material for woodturning too! Caution: due to short fibres across the surface, the scales are prone to breakage and should be glued flat!-------------------------------Sample photos, actual pieces may differ.