This beautiful version of Ebony is called Macassar Ebony. Ebony grows mainly in India as well as the East Indies. It is one of the oldest wood species known to man with carvings from Ebony having been found in Egyptian tombs. They have a wonderful dense grain with black veins mixing with the rich fiery red. Each piece is hand selected, formed, then finely sanded and protected with a rubbed finish for a natural wood feel.