Limba, Black Figured
Black Figured Limba
West and Central Africa, tropical rain forest along the coast from Guinea to Angola. Limba wood always has a dark heart. Sold as normal Limba if the dark wood is less than 15 % of the diameter concerned. If 1/3 or more of the diameter shows as this dark heart, the wood is marketed as Black Limba. This special form of figure rarely develops though and is much sought after. Mostly single pieces. No regular supply possible.
For all purposes in exclusive interior architectural woodwork, only in those countries though where wood in figured form is popular Concerning Central Europe, Black Figured Limba is hardly known.