Snakewood - piratinera guianensis
This is one of the world’s most rare species, only growing in a small region in the north part of South America. It is named snakewood due to the remarkable resemblance to a real snake’s skin. Snakewood is extremely heavy, hard and strong. Heartwood is reddish brown with speckles of black appearing as hieroglyphics or snakeskin markings. Snakewood has a straight grain and fine, even texture. Snakewood is brittle and splits easily. Very smooth when finished; has a natural polish.
Source Region: South America
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