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So named for its pink color, it is a variety of Dalbergia like many other Rosewood. Very used in marquetry and for musical instruments, its grain is fine, fragrant and colors ranging from straw yellow to coppery red.
It takes its name from its appearance reminiscent of snakeskin. Used mainly in cabinetry, its dense and nerve fiber does not facilitate the work of those who implement it. Light beige to dark brown with well marked veining.
This is the camphor tree. In addition to its medicinal virtues, it is with its wood that we are interested here, more particularly with its burl, this entanglement of fibers so much sought after in the crafts. Pinkinsh-brown wood, with very fine grain, homogenous.
From the family of Dalbergia, it is still a Rosewood. From orange to reddish brown, he is appreciated in violin making (Basses, clarinets, oboes) and for making decorative objects. Cocobolo is exploited after a century of maturity. Today, a very small amount of this species is available on the market.
Its Latin name "horned" comes from its great hardness, like the horn. Precious, dense and flexible, it finds multiple destinations in the crafts of wood, weapons or mechanical parts. For the anecdote, the Greeks had chosen for the manufacture of the Trojan.
The black Ebony, it is the reference, the most known, Ebènier, very dense. Used since antiquity by the Egyptians for the realization of sacred or precious objects. Today, its anthracite gray to black color is very appreciated in violin making and cutlery.