Wanakwari (WNK)

Discover the allure of Wanakwari wood – responsibly sourced from Surinam’s forests. Its unique grains and durability redefine natural beauty.

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Also known as:

  1. Vantanea barbourii (Scientific name)
  2. Guyana Greenheart
  3. Greenheart Baromalli
  4. Greenheart Baromalli
  5. Wana Kwari
  6. Wanaquari
  7. Wano Kwari

Wanakwari wood, responsibly harvested from Surinam’s thriving forests, embodies the essence of natural beauty and strength. Its exceptional combination of distinctive grains and enduring durability makes it a choice that transcends time. With its warm, rich tones and captivating aesthetics, Wanakwari wood adds a touch of sophistication to any project, whether indoors or outdoors.

The hallmark of Wanakwari lies in its versatility, suitable for a wide range of applications. From finely crafted furniture to architectural accents, this wood’s unique character shines through. Its inherent resistance to decay and insects enhances its longevity, ensuring that your creations remain as stunning as the day they were crafted.

Key Features:

  • Distinctive Grains: Wanakwari’s unique grain patterns create a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.
  • Enduring Durability: Natural resistance to decay and insects ensures lasting beauty.
  • Warm Tones: The wood’s rich, warm hues add depth and elegance to any space.


  • Grain Patterns: Wanakwari’s diverse grain patterns contribute to its visual appeal.
  • Color Variation: The wood’s warm tones range from deep browns to reddish hues.

Common Uses:

  • Furniture: Craft exquisite pieces that capture the essence of timeless elegance.
  • Interior Accents: Elevate interiors with accents like paneling, molding, and trim.
  • Outdoor Structures: Enhance outdoor spaces with wood that stands up to the elements while retaining its charm.

Sourced with meticulous attention to responsible forestry, Wanakwari wood stands as a testament to our commitment to sustainability. Surinam’s forests provide the ideal conditions for this wood to flourish, allowing us to offer a product that’s not only visually stunning but also environmentally conscious. By choosing Wanakwari wood, you’re making a choice that supports both your projects and the preservation of our natural heritage.

Elevate your designs with the captivating character and enduring strength of Wanakwari wood. Let its unique grains and resilience redefine the essence of natural beauty in your creations.

Additional information

Timber name

Iteballi, Kwari, Quaruba, Vochysia tomentosa, Yemeri

Vernacular names

Balata/ Nispero/ Trapichero, Grignon fou, Papakaie Kouali (V. tetraphylla), Iteballi, Hilliteballi (V. surinamensis), Lacre montanera, Quaruba