Where Does Ebony Come From?

Ebony is a hard black wood that is often used for furniture and for the black keys of a piano.

It comes from a tree that grows in the tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Ebony wood is usually brown, with black stripes, but most ebony comes only from the center of the tree, where the wood is black.

Ancient kings of India used ebony to make drinking cups, since they believed that poison would not work in an ebony vessel!

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