Species: Moabi (Baillarella taxisperma)
Origin: West Africa
Manufacturing method: sliced
Colouring: light red to purple-brown with matt shine
Available certified: Yes
The Moabi belongs to the family of Sapotaceae and comes from West Africa. The pommel formation at the Moabi is relatively rare, therefore the good veneer qualities are very sought after. Almost every trunk is a special single piece due to its very different pommeling – from very coarse to fine, regular or irregular. The pommelation is often more pronounced in the outer areas of the trunk and disappears inwards, so that usually only a part of the trunk can be called pommele. The veneer of simpler quality is used in boat construction and the much more structured for furniture and panelling.