Black and White Ebony

Scientific name:  Diospyros malabarica (syn. Diospyros embryopteris, D. peregrina)

Description:  Heartwood is a pale straw colour, with darker black streaks throughout; some pieces may be predominantly black rather than white. Sapwood is a paler white colour, not always clearly defined.  Generally straight grain with a fine, uniform texture and good natural lustre.

Properties:  Generally works and turns well, though pieces can be difficult to dry without checking