Wood Atlas - Xylarium
Makassar Ebony (Diospyros celebica) is a very rare ebony, with a very striking striped effect. It is found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and has been used for centuries as a very popular exotic wood for exclusive furniture, fine turning work, and is widely used in traditional Japanese homes. Japan is its main importer. Its name comes from its main export port of Makassar.
The wood is extremely hard, very heavy, and dense. Makassar is often brown striped, rarely with white-grey stripes, and, due to its rarity, one of the more expensive woods on the market.