This hanging decoration is made from Purpleheart also called Amaranth.
It is found naturally in Central and South America (from Mexico down to southern Brazil)
When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a dull greyish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This colour-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood. A little known fact is that the deep purple colour can be enhanced by the use of a heat gun applied to the wood.
The grain is usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. Has a medium texture with good natural lustre.
The decoration is completed with a gold coloured metal eyelet and finial.
Weight ~ 45g