Pao Rosa, Quartered

Also known as: Pao Rose

Botanical Name: Swartzia fistuloides

Origin: Equatorial West and Central Africa

Description: This is a heavy and very hard wood that is sometimes sliced into veneer but needs careful steaming and slow drying in its production. Red to reddish purple in colour, and somewhat resembling a Rosewood type, the veneer has a beautiful sheen and is occasionally used for fine furniture.

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