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This gorgeous wood (pronounced “WENG-ay”) comes from the Congo and equatorial Africa. The black and brown grain is stunning, and creates a deeply textured surface when I cut it– the black grain is hard and shining as Ebony, while the brown grain is soft and matte. This wand is cut in my “Adhara” style, featuring graceful curves and the three-part “wedding band” decoration repeated three times. The simpler shapes are best, when the wood itself is so spectacular. It’s enhanced with softly patina-d bronze metal powder– not paint.