Wood has always been an important source for creating attractive artifacts, furniture and other items of ornamental and decorative as well as utility value. Rosewood is one such variety, which is quite popular, among buyers and art collectors for its special properties and unique qualities.
Rosewood in general refers to those richly hued timbers, which is often brownish with darker veins, and found in different hues. All authentic rosewoods belong to the genus Dalbergia, especially the species called Dalbergia nigra, popularly known as "Brazilian rosewood", or "Bahia rosewood". This form of wood is known for its strong, sweet smell, which lasts even for many years, one of the reasons why it is very popular.
The wood is harvested for use in wood craft and it carries fragrance and is dense grain near the core, while the external sapwood is often soft and porous. Dalbergia is a large genus but only about a dozen species fetch rosewood. A renowned, classic rosewood is derived from Dalbergia latifolia, commonly known as the Indian rosewood, and this species is native to India and some parts of South Asia.
It is not an exaggeration to say that, in Indian society owning Rosewood furniture is considered a status symbol and an expression of one’s sense of desire and taste for the exotic. There are many reasons why rosewoods are preferred.
There are many among us, who share a taste for exclusive furniture, which is unique and attractive and this is one of the reasons why Rosewood has a special place in the world of wooden handicrafts and furniture. It is not uncommon to see Rosewood furniture on display in art museums, royal palaces and galleries, which is a testimony to the value of Rosewood and its popular appeal. There are wide range of items, created using Rosewood and the astounding varieties, makes this a collector’s delight. There are many art collectors, with a hobby of collecting Rosewood artefacts, as it has a special charm of its own.
The intricate rosewood inlay work, to create attractive and amazing range of furniture, shows a remarkable refinement of workmanship. You can buy certain varieties of Rosewood artefacts, in the emporiums of Golkonda Handicrafts, where these pieces are on display. If you share a desire to look for something unique in terms of woodcraft, then Rosewood is a highly sought-after wood form, that can satisfy your taste!