Kemuning Hitam

Black Gold Wood or Kemuning Hitam, these are wood core that is natural in state, they are dense and produces green yellow color when scratched on paper.The wood grows on top of rocks and the diameter gets to about 8 inches. It takes about 100 to 200 years after the wood has decayed to expose the core. The core is not usually solid but may have grooves and are hollow at some areas thus making beads out of them is really difficult. They are used as a medicinal cure for many ailments and also known to prevent attack from wild animals. Aborigines used these woods as a protective talisman whenever they enter the jungles, it is said that snakes and other venomous animals will not harm anyone carrying these. They also have very powerful energy that keeps a person feeling energetic and alert when worn.

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