Bark & Rock
Where: Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Forest, South America
Botanical Name: Astronium fraxinifolium
Tigerwood, also known as Brazilian Tigerwood and Goncalo Alves, is native to the Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Forest and other areas of Central and Northern South America.
This is a distinctive warm-toned wood, streaked with light and dark browns through to deep reddish-oranges, in a softly striped pattern reminiscent of a tiger’s pelt. Tigerwood has an especially fine and lustrous texture when finished.