The most popular carving wood of Belize

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The most popular carving wood of Belize

 

  • In the center of the rainforest atrium you will see nature’s artistry at work:
  • the gracefully curving roots of a Ziricote stump are set upside down on a plinth.
  • Ziricote is one of the most dramatic of the 350+ species of hardwood of Belize,
  • The heartwood is dull brown with irregular dark brown and black strips, and the sapwood is creamy white to light golden tan.
  • Its texture is easily worked with machine and hand tools, making it the most popular choice of the carvers displaying their skills in the gift-shops of Belize.