East Indian Rosewood
East Indian Rosewood is one of the darker rosewoods found in the
world with a deep brown/rose color,sometimes taking on a purplish
tone. This wood is prone to darken even deeper over time. East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
is used by wood turners & carvers, and
furniture & musical instrument makers. The wood is known for
being a "tonewood" for its
The wood is hard and dense with an average specific gravity of about 0.85.
Sharp tools are
advised when working with East Indian Rosewood. It is also advised that
precautions are taken to protect one's breathing, eyes, and skin
while working with this wood!
East Indian Rosewood is native to India
and Indonesia, and due to its value, is now being grown and
harvested in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Kenya.