In a rooted tree trunk, so-called wood rays (also called medullary rays) ensure the transport of nutrients and water from the inside to the outside. They are small channels that run from the core to the bark at different heights in the trunk.
Depending on how the tree is sawn for processing, these rays are cut and stand out as stripes on the individual wood leaves (veneers). They appear as differently shaped sections or lines. These medullary rays are also called mirrors and are used for decorative purposes in wood design. Depending on the surface colour, they can appear golden to almost black. We use these special veneers specifically for our exotic, unusual and delicate Tiger Grain collection.