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A mottled wood of Guiana; has high elasticity; used for decorative veneer.
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Brasses, east of existing HI rail line, artefact scatter focussed around small gilgais and one very large gilgai W3-06 South side of broad but shallow creek in snakewood (Acacia sp.) grove W3-07 South side of broad but shallow creek in snakewood (Acacia sp.) grove, adjacent to low hill W3-08 On alluvial plain on south side of creek.
BOW DOWN: This snakewood bow has an unusual ivory frog or finger rest; MUSICAL PAIR: These two violins were most likely made in Germany around the turn of the century
For materials, Line is well schooled in the exotic hardwoods such as snakewood, McAsser ebony, purple heart, zebra, goncalo alves, walnut, figured maples, wenge pink ivory, kingwood, and tulipwood.
He buys in zebrano, snakewood, pink ivory and piquia amarello to give the cues the performance and style demanded by the top players.
New to Roy's lineup of exotic woods is a mysterious specimen known as snakewood. Just as its name implies, snakewood has a grain pattern that makes it look like the skin of a snake.