Griffin Exotic Wood


Red Narra (figured)
(pterocarpus indicus)

Red Narra is the same tree from which Amboyna burl comes.  It grows in Southeast Asia in such countries as Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Burma.  The picture above is of curl or "beeswing" figure in the heartwood.   At the bottom of the page, Amboyna part burl is listed, since they are different parts of the same tree.   Color of either can vary from reddish tan like the above photo to an orangey deep red in some instances.  The figure in the beeswing is quite chatoyant and really catches the light.  Note:  Chatoyant means that the appearance changes when the piece is held at different angles to the light .  We need moving pictures to really show you what it looks like! Note: the vast majority (at least 70%) of each gg piece will have very nice figure. There may be some areas with less/none or different figure, which is the nature of this type of wood. SIZES ARE IN INCHES
unless specified otherwise.

Grading explanation for figured wood:
Gallery grade minus (gg-) is a nicely figured piece that has some figure scattered around, not tight or all over figure
Gallery grade (gg) is a highly figured piece of wood. It has very high and intense figure on at least two parallel sides, or very good figure on 3 or 4 sides.
Gallery grade PLUS (gg+) is a piece with rare intense figure that appears on all 4 surfaces of a square. Usually uncommon to rare.

Amboyna--part burl/figured: see further down page

Stabilized wood


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Biblical woods

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BEESWING NARRA is nearly impossible to find.  Basically it has been gone from the market for around 8-10 years.  It took us over 16 years to collect the pieces offered below, many cases just one piece at a time  (and everything we have is displayed below). This is not something we can replace, probably for many years.    It is now sold as "amboyna burl" which it is not.  However it is figured wood from the same tree.   Normally sells at amboyna burl prices now, we are selling just below or far below that  price in these pieces  offered on this page. . . .   

Actual pieces for sale shown, order by number below.
These are very high quality pieces. Ultra rare and to replace them may take another decade, if then.
We aren't holding anything back, if you don't see it here I haven't got it .
 Pieces which are not listed below, or which give an out of stock notice in the shopping cart are sold.

No surprises: ALL four sides visible in photos:
Click here for a THIRD side view.
Click here for FOURTH side view.
Beeswing Narra
5/8 x 5/8 x 6 inches
Piece 60

PriceSold, more to list as soon as we can find more!

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