A distinctive, rare, true Ebony, Black & White Ebony originates from Southeast Asia and Laos. By definition, Ebony has no hue, but rather contains neutral colors like black or white. This special variety has inky black variegations flowing through pale milky white. It is an incredible wood with amazing color contrast. The wood density ranges from .67 to 1.02 depending on the coloration. It is excellent for turning and for use in fancy articles. When turned or finish sanded on boxes it is possible to obtain a high glass-like natural polish. Diospyros embryopteris.
This beautiful material has air dried for 2 to 4 years and has been completely wax sealed. The majority is dry but some material contains residual moisture. Pictures show the beauty of each unique piece! It is common and natural in this species to have hairline checks along the black stripes. Sandpaper and glue can easily remedy this! We have carefully described the defects; however hairline checks can be present that are not specifically noted.