Chakte Viga is a tropical wood that is sought for the unrivaled orange color tone that the heartwood is renowned for. Ranging in shades from light yellow/orange to a deep burnt orange with hints of red, Chakte Viga’s color will deepen with age and exposure.
It has a buttery smooth texture when worked and is valued by jewelers for inlays since it can be shaped to fine detail and buffed to a glass like polish. Very fine texture with a closed grain, it sometimes displays an interlocked grain that creates figuring.
Chakte Viga is also a close relative to the more-famous Brazilwood (used for violin bows), Chakte Viga shares many of the same excellent acoustic properties. It’s also know as Paela or Aripin and is native to Mexico and Central America. With a proper finish this wood can take on an amazing iridescence and shimmer.
Please Note: This is the old style engraving. Your dice will be raster engraved. New pictures coming soon.
National Dice Day – Artisan Dice –
[…] have 6 Paela Burl d20 that are a beautiful swirled red-orange color. Paela Burls are in actuality Chakte Viga burls which means they will darken with age to deep vivid orange color. Unlike typical Chakte Viga, […]
Stephanie Jacobs –
I ordered a set of these for my husband for Christmas. He absolutely loves them! The wood is a nice orange color(his favorite color) and is so shiny! He can’t wait to play with them.
Fat Bastard Writing Pens « Artisan Dice –
[…] woods used in the first run of Fat Bastards are Pallea Burl (which is a fancy name for Chakte Viga Burl), Royal Ebony, Bloodwood, and Desert Ironwood, though […]
Fat Bastard Pens « Artisan Dice –
[…] woods used in this run of Fat Bastards are Pallea Burl (which is a fancy name for Chakte Viga Burl), Blue Mahoe, Tamboti, Snakewood, and Figured English […]