Bark & Rock

Amboyna Burr

Where: Andaman Islands, Burma, Thailand, Philippines

Botanical name: Pterocarpus indicus

Amboyna burr most commonly refers to wood originating from the Narra tree which is native to Australia, much of Asia and the Philippines, where it is the national tree.

Amboyna is among the most intricately decorative and sought-after of burrs. Its name is derived from Ambon Island in Indonesia, where much of the figured wood is believed to have been initially exported from.

It is particularly popular for fine furniture making, the creation of electric guitar tops and small decorative items.

Please note: since wood is a natural product, your Bark & Rock notebook truly is unique and is likely to differ in both pattern and shade from the photographs on our website. These are designed to be indicative of a given type of wood in general.


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