Rosewood

Rosewood

Brazilian Rosewood is actually a member of the legume species. It grows only in Brazil and is a threatened species due to loss of its native habitat.

The Dalbergia nigra tree produces a hard wood known for its beautiful aroma as well as the the beauty of its intense and varied colors, ranging from brick red to dark violet brown, with the most desirable woods possessing a random pattern of lines referred to as “spider webbing.” The wood offers a unique resonance and is therefore prized for the making of guitars, lutes and other musical instruments. Its durability also made it a popular choice for furniture.