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Technical Name:  Samanea Saman

Suar wood is an average hardwood with a straight grain making it easy to carve and finish with a high gloss. It is a native rain tree of South America but has been dispersed throughout the tropics for at least 100 years.

Suar is a fast-growing and easily replaceable wood and is very popular outside of the tropics because it's crisscrossed, interlocking grain keeps the wood from cracking when moved to drier climates.

The colour of the wood varies greatly between the center and outer edges of the tree.  Therefore very interesting multi-coloured sculptures are crafted with this wood.

Because the trunk is huge in mature trees, Suar wood is very suitable for creating very large sculptures, however items are usually no larger than 75 centimeters (33 inches) long.

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