It's easy to understand why: Guyana's forests have desirable hardwoods, such as greenheart, purpleheart
, and wamara, a substitute for rosewood that has been overharvested elsewhere.
Amerindian complaints about the destructive nature of uncontrolled forest harvesting were documented from 1815 onwards and may have been directed primarily at the selective felling of purpleheart
(Peltogyne venosa) and crabwood (Carapa guianensis) trees (Menezes 1988, 355).
Westermann sometimes stamped or inscribed details regarding materials in the lids of boxes (HANDLE MADE OF HICKORY--USA / box made of purpleheart
), and for his larger sculptures he occasionally made exhaustive notes about construction and installation.
or apitong wood are the way to go when replacing the decking.
Select from African Shedua, leopardwood, Jatoba, or Purpleheart
. The aluminum fertile allows for takedown for airline travel.
The I-Beam riser is faced with purpleheart
strips; limbs are powered by maple cores faced with caramel glass and backed with brown.
Thus we, like countless Crimean War poets, look outside of thesuffering soldiers to mythical figures: caretakers, leaders, purpleheart
recipients, and other heroes imbued with divine qualities.
Some of the woods used are walnut, oak, cherry, maple, sassafras, mahogony, butternut, elm, cedar, padouk (African) and purpleheart
(porcupine tree or pau-rainha) or Peltogyne maranhensis Huber ex Ducke (purpleheart
Check out its impressive sculptures, made from purpleheart
timber, copper and Welsh slate and be inspired by the memory wall.