Species: Macassar ebony (Diospyros celebica)
Origin: India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Manufacturing method: sliced
Colouring: black, dark brown to redish, green and white with light or dark stripes
Available certified: No
The macassar belongs to the family of Ebenaceae and comes from India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Macassar ebony was already traded in early history over the borders of the countries of origin and was rated as an exotic treasure. It is one of the most valuable foreign wood species. It is often mistakenly assumed that macassar ebony must always be charcoal-black, but it is not! There are real ebony varieties whose basic colour is dark green (Macassar verde), dark brown to reddish or whitish (white macassar) and is permeated by more or less light or dark stripes. The macassar veneer was already used in interior design, in the production of furniture and panelling.