Sapele Turquoise

This is a commissioned Potpourri bowl in Sapele with Turquoise Milliput Inlay. As shown in the photo below Milliput can be a messy material to work with!

Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum) comes from West Africa. The heartwood is a golden to dark reddish brown and it tends to darken with age.

Although Sapele does not appear in the CITES appendix it is on the IUCN Red List due to a 20% population reduction over the last three generations as a result of exploitation and deforestation. Therefore we are now restricting our use of this lovely wood to offcuts sourced from local timber merchants.

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