Movingui is an exotic wood with a lustrous surface, fine texture, and bright lemony-gold to orange-brown color. It has a fine, even texture and produces a variety of figures including fiddleback, mottle, and bee’s wing. Deviations in the fiber appear as horizontal stripes that emphasize its satiny finish. Because it resembles satinwood, particularly in its intense luster, it’s sometimes called Nigerian satinwood. 


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Movingui Qtd Fig Dyed
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Movingui Qtd Fig

Botanical Name: 

Distemonanthus Benthamianus

Other Names: 

  • Anyaran
  • Ayan
  • Nigerian Satinwood

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