Black and white ebony (Diospyros embryopteris) is an exotic wood with
color that will vary, usually uniformly black with light-colored bands,
pale to medium brown zones, or with marked contrast between almost white
and black wood. The wood has a fine texture with mostly straight grain.
A rare find. The wood takes a high finish and turns well. Ebony is
commonly used for small ornamental purposes, such as piano keys, musical
instrument parts, pool cues, carvings, and other small specialty items.
The wood is exceptionally dense and strong. Southeast Asia and Laos.
Black with light bands
Takes a high finish