Macassar ebony sawn board no. 5,
910 x 70 x 25mm
Surfaced one side.
Diospyros celebica from the Celebes islands
Photo is of actual piece.
Black, finely streaked with bands of yellow to reddish brown. Very hard and heavy, with a beautiful surface when finished. Very well suited for fancy work of the highest order giving consistently impressive results.
Macassar ebony is cut on an annual quota set by the Indonesian government. Demand is consistently high and it is therefore a very difficult wood to source.