Castello boxwood box maker's piece 1140 x 100 x 3mm re-sawn from kiln dried planking with a sanded finish.
Calycophyllum multiflorum from Paraguay
Photo is of a typical piece.
Probably the best substitute for European boxwood being pale yellow brown, very fine textured and wonderful to work. It has been a staple for inlay work for centuries and is also a favoured wood for the making of traditional archery bows.
Castello boxwood is CITES listed and requires special licences for export. We regret that for practical reasons we are not able to supply this item outside the UK.