Almost all Pearwood imported into the U.S.A. has been steamed to bring out a more pinkish-red color and to prevent drying stresses. Formerly the wood was used for carving, turning, drawing instruments, wood engravings, textile printing blocks, and tool handles. Stained black it is an excellent substitute for Ebony. Contemporary uses include woodwinds such as recorders, furniture, kitchen accessories, jewelry and other boxes, and architectural uses such as paneling and doors.
I've included an image of a sanded and finished board to give an idea of what these beautiful boards can look like with just a little sanding and finish work. This pearwood has a wonderfully smooth and warm feel once sanded and would make a lovely DIY holiday gift.
Item Number: W40303