Red Narra (figured)
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
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.
see further down page