Bark & Rock
A5 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.