Bocote (Cordia eleagnoides) is a small tree that typically produces lumber that is 3-7′ long by 3-6″ wide by 1-2″ thick. It is logged by hand with mules in a selective cutting method in Southern Mexico that is very sustainable and responsible. Bocote is related to Ziricote and possesses some similar characteristics including black lines, density, and overall appearance. This Central American hardwood is more plentiful than Ziricote so the cost is 25-35% less. Occasionally boards will have Birdseye figure, beautiful swirling patterns, and/or good variegation. Yellows fade to a tobacco brown while blacks remain. The wood is exceptional to turn, with a natural silky smooth polish that is easily attainable.
Draws off the element of earth and sun. It seeks a creative companion, one of intelligence and imagination. Used in the power of persuasion, inspiration, concentration, and the power of the mind. This is a neutral wood, indifferent to the use of white or dark magic. Exemplary for Legilimency or Occlumency and also excellent for summoning magic, herb magic, and potions. Peaceful and positive, Bocote has a powerful spiritual energy valuable for identifying physical or psychic imbalances. Bocote: Golden Brown with Dark Streaks.
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