Koa is a huge tree found only on the Hawaiian Islands. It is much prized by the native people and even though it is a fast growing tree, the demand for the wood has made it an expensive and valued resource.
Koa is a durable wood, resistant to degradation and with its own natural iridescence or luster. Usually a warm red-brown in color with gold and purple figure, the grain varies from straight to highly figured and curly. Highly figured wood is often veneered, and koa wood has been traditionally turned into utilitarian vessels.
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