Collection: Sandalwood Slabs/Slices

Sandalwood, Santalum album heartwood formation occurs when the tree starts to grow older and larger, with the heartwood being filled with aromatic oils in increasing concentration with age, in short decades you get a yellow oily heartwood that has volatile creamy florals, in many decades you get a dense reddish heartwood that is rich beyond words, and up to over a century or more, gets you the densest, resin rich heartwoods that are brown to even shades of black, which the chinese describe as “blackmeat”. Often or not, the heartwood diameters of “black meat” sandalwood are above one feet, one can only imagine how old or how huge the trees had to be to give heartwoods of such grades.