Sonokeling rosewood box maker's piece 1160 x 100 x 4mm re-sawn from kiln dried planking with a sanded finish.
Dalbergia latifolia from Java
Photo is of actual piece.
Deep purple brown, reddish brown, sometimes greenish brown, more or less striped, hard and heavy. Sonokeling is the same tree as Indian rosewood but differs, presumably because it is plantation grown, in having a broader colour range and being a little less hard and heavy.
All Dalbergia species are CITES listed and require a special permit for export. We regret that for practical reasons we are not able to supply this item outside the UK.