is a South American wood sometimes called Bolivian Rosewood or Pau Ferro. Our stock is from the Northern variety and exhibits dark stripes through a dark tan that resembles striped Ebony versus the Southern variety that visually resembles Brazilian Rosewood. The wood is dense (heavier than Brazilian & East Indian Rosewood), closed grain and non-porous. It is beautiful to finish. Note that a small percentage of the population is allergic to this wood.