Trade names: Amboina burl, Narra
Country of origin: Indonesia, the burl form mainly on the Andaman archipelago.
Occurrence: Amboina burl is one of the rarest and most expensive woods on earth. The burls are often only very small (20 – 30 kg), therefore only small dimensions of the veneers.
Uses: Highest quality interior finishes. Amboina burl was a sought-after and frequently used wood in the Art Nouveau period.
Character: With its basic color ranging from golden brown to chocolate brown, Amboina or Padouk burl has a very elegant and exclusive appearance. The closely spaced burl cores have the same color tone as the fine lines surrounding them. As a result, the veneer pattern with its delicate zones and border lines presents itself as profound and mysterious.
Special features: Amboina burl served Rolls Royce as the first burl wood for dashboards.