Collection Type :
Traditional culture art, Furniture Decorative Arts
Dalbergia odorifera, also known as fragrant rosewood, is utilised in both folk medicine and as a wood product. In China, this priceless wood is referred to as Huali and Huanghuali. This wood was used to create higher-quality furniture during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties.
Dalbergia odorifera, or fragrant rosewood, is another name for Hainan Huanghuali. It originated in China and has long been considered one of the five most famous woods because of its slow maturation, solid wood, and exquisite pattern. It is now protected by a national second-class plant.
Huanghuali wood is used to make wood products and is a traditional Chinese medicine in and of itself. This wood was used to create the fine furniture in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. It is primarily sold in Guangdong, Fujian, Hainan, and Zhejiang. It has a slight baby face-like quality, and the abstract wood grain graphics, including folk ghost faces, eyes, fox faces, crab feet, landscapes, bamboo silk patterns, and other patterns, are colourful and varied. Due to the scarcity of Hainan Huanghuali, the state forbade logging in the first half of the 20th century; as a result, only the small roots of the wood can be used as a medicinal herb, making such furniture extremely valuable.