Botanical Name:(tamarindus indica)
Spalted Tamarind is a beautiful wood from India & Southeast Asia. The sapwood of the tamarind tree is pale-yellow. The heartwood is rather small, dark purplish-brown, very hard, heavy, strong, durable and insect-resistant. It bends well and takes a good polish. It is highly prized for furniture, panelling, and musical instruments. It has at times been sold as "Madeira mahogany". Wide boards are rare, despite the trunk dimensions of old trees, since they tend to become hollow-centered. Tonal characteristics approach that of Indian Rosewood. Some sets will exhibit sapwood as well as spalting. They are all very solid with no punky areas. They are quite striking with a lot of figure.