Gorgeous colors and grain patterns have resulted in the exploitation of this beautiful species for use in production of “Hongmu” furniture. It looks similar in appearance to Kiaat/Muninga, another member of the Pterocarpus genus. We only have a few hundred BF of this endangered species left and don’t expect to get any more when it runs out.
This wood species was added to CITES appendix II in January 2017 along with the Rosewoods considered “Hongmu” species. With no CITES annotation on the listing, in addition to the raw wood, this restriction also extends to finished products made of Kosso wood. It is also on the IUCN list of endangered species.
Why We Love This Wood
Gorgeous colors and grain patterns!