Mulberry wood 2017-09-27T09:34:21+00:00

Mulberry wood

Morus spp. is a large tree with delicious berry-like fruits in summer.
One of the mulberry wood characteristics is its unusual color. And, like its fruits, it can often be two-colored.
In sanisio we use it cause it brings a fresh yellow and enriches our range of natural colors in products.

The best from all the mulberry wood characteristics is the deliciousness of its fruits. It was the summer fruit of our childhood.

This beautiful trees could be found all over Istria. They were easy to climb and, unlike with cherries, no one ever shouted if it was a neighbour’s tree. For us it didn’t matter if the berries were white or black, they had the same sweet taste. But our mothers would immediately notice. No matter how hard we tried, we would always come back with black stains all over us.

Its leaves, especially from the white mulberry, are ecologically important as they are the primary food source for the silkworm.

In fact, there are more than 10 different species of this sort.

The most famous ones are white (lat. Morus alba), black (lat. Morus nigra) and red mulberry (lat. Morus rubra).

After pruning and cutting, its branches can be used for making baskets. It is a hard wood and its texture is more uniformed than with other wooden materials we use.

Mulberry tree has a major role in Eastern mythology. In Metamorphoses Roman poet Ovid tells an old Babylonian myth. The tragic love of Pyramus and Thisbe explains the color transformation from white to reddish-purple.

Shakespeare also used it in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The most famous ones are white (lat. Morus alba), black (lat. Morus nigra) and red mulberry (lat. Morus rubra).

After pruning and cutting, its branches can be used for making baskets. It is a hard wood and its texture is more uniformed than with other wooden materials we use.

Mulberry tree has a major role in Eastern mythology. In Metamorphoses Roman poet Ovid tells an old Babylonian myth. The tragic love of Pyramus and Thisbe explains the color transformation from white to reddish-purple.

Shakespeare also used it in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Another one of the mulberry wood characteristics is its unusual color.

The heartwood is golden brown. But the outer layers have this unbelievably yellow color. Once processed and exposed to air they too will get darker in few weeks. So at one point it will be two-colored. Brown at the upper part and yellow at bottom.

Even though here you can find large species, this tree is rarely cut commercially for lumber. But we know where to find it. Unlike the olive wood, it is possible to get larger volumes and find sufficient amounts.

It offers great possibilities of design solutions. Especially for medium and large size bowls.

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