This comes from the Atlas mountains in Morocco and has a beautiful golden chatoyance. Its color varies from a rich, lustrous golden brown to nearly black. Thuya burl is hard and dense with a high oil content, but tends to be brittle. The eyes, perfectly round, are scattered about in some burls like the figure in bird's-eye maple; in others they are grouped as islands. Due to it's desert occurrence, the wood sometimes contains small defects or inclusions but most can be repaired with cyanoacrylate (super) glues. A rare species, this exquisite wood is used for inlays, small boxes, turnery, and precious objects.
This box contains pieces that were milled for our website. There wasn't quantity enough to photograph alone, so they were grouped and put into this box. These pieces should all be of good quality and are not the cut offs and mill ends normally sold in our bargain boxes.
Net weight is 2.68 lbs.
Box size is 4 x 6 x 12".
Item Number: SP3081