Pink Ivory

Pink Ivory

Pink Ivory is a vibrantly colored, dense and extraordinary wood, considered by many to be one of the rarest woods in the World. Possession of the wood was once punishable by death if you were not a Zulu king. Looking more like scrub than a traditional tree, tree heights generally range from 20-35 feet tall with diameters of 6" up to 12". Because of its size, the yield is small, adding to the rarity of this species. After sawing and drying, a large board that is free of defects might be as large as 24” long x 2-4” wide x 1” thick. Pink ivory is found scattered along the southeastern African plains.  Only the heart wood produces the stunning watermelon pinkish-red color.

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