East Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia) was chosen for its more subtle  grain pattern and rich color. Curly Maple is not actually a species, but simply a description of a figure in the grain. It is named because the ripples in the grain pattern create a three-dimensional effect that appears as if the grain has “curled” along the length of the board. Other names for this phenomenon are: tiger maple, fiddleback maple, (in reference to curly maple’s historic use for the backs and sides of violins), or flamed maple. It makes an ideal companion to show off the color and intensity of the East Indian Rosewood.