Bookmatched Africa Pau Rosa

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Bookmatched Africa Pau Rosa


Regular Price: $59.99

Special Price $39.99

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5 lbs. 36-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ x 5/32″
Swartzia madagascarensis also called: African rosewood, African tulip, Pau Rosa, and Pau preto.  Found in the African Congo to Eastern Africa. The Eastern variety tends to have darker colors while the Congo variety has more oranges and yellows mimicking Brazilian tulip.  Colors include reds, oranges, yellows, violet purples, and black.  In Africa it is a favorite for carving animals, utensils, bowls, and other specialty articles.  Dense with the ability to take a high natural polish.  Susceptible to checking when green if not properly cared for.  Cuts, glues, and works satisfactorily.  A unique African wood that is in the same family as Katalox from the Mexican Yucatan.

Rift sawn. Each piece has a 1/16" cup. These were originally cut for guitar sides but could be used for ukuleles, jewelry boxes, ext. This would work great for craft wood! Unsurfaced. There are a couple sound pin knots.
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