Origin: West Africa.
Properties: The sapwood is a light yellow marked with distinctive dark bands from the grain. The zebra-pattern makes the wood highly sought after for decorative use. It requires treatment to ensure it lasts over time.
Other facts: Its main use is for decorative veneers, though it is also a popular choice for boatbuilders.
Shiruba Tree Wood Rating
Jewellery Rating – ★★★★☆
Strength – ★★★★☆
Vibrance – ★★★☆☆
Water Resistance – ★★★★☆
Our woods are sourced from a variety of suppliers in the UK – they ensure their sustainability. All our suppliers woods meet with CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to ensure our products play no role in deforestation.