Reclaimed Parquet Flooring
Danta (Nesogordonia papaverifera)
Danta is also known as Kotibé, Otutu or Aborbora. It comes mainly from West Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zaire. This species is a beautiful, fine quality timber.
The heartwood colour is pale purplish brown, to red, with some brown tones. The lustrous surface is similar to that of darker mahogany with an extremely fine texture. The interlocked grain produces characteristic stripes or ribboning, which shows in some of the quarter-sawn blocks. This wood has ‘small movement in service’, consequently it possesses excellent stability properties. It is also easy to work, and carves well.