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Acacia Wood - History, Symbolism & Our Wood Watches

Acacia Wood

Acacia Wood

Acacia mangium
Origin: Malaysia
Tree Height: 20-30 m
Diameter: 30-60 cm
Weight: 585 kg/m³
Hardness: 6,340 N

About Acacia Wood

Acacia wood, known for its durability and appealing grain patterns, is a hallmark of luxury and resilience. Predominantly found in Australia, Africa, and Asia, this wood type is celebrated for its wide range of species and colors.

Our particular species used, acacia mangium, comes from Malaysia. Acacia's resistance to wear and water makes it an ideal material for fine furniture and high-quality wooden watches.

History

The Acacia tree has a long-standing history in various cultures. In ancient Egypt, Acacia wood was used for building ships and crafting coffins for pharaohs due to its longevity and sturdiness.

It has also been used traditionally in Australian Aboriginal woodcraft, signifying its integral role in various cultures across centuries.

Symbolism

Acacia is often associated with resilience and immortality. In many cultures, it symbolizes purity and renewal, believed to protect against negative energies.

Its flowers, symbolizing secret love, add to its mystique, making Acacia wood products more than just objects of utility, but also of deep meaning.