Wenge

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Wenge (Millettia laurentii)

Description

A dense, dark-colored wood obtained from the Millettia laurentii trees native to tropical regions of Africa.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Millettia laurentii; wengué (Fr.)

Hazards and Safety

Skin contact and inhalation of dust causes irritation. Splinter wounds take a long time to heal.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979