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. The scientific name of this species is Diospyros embryopteris.