The French word Pommele is derived from the word Pomme, translated into English as apple.It is meant to describe the apple shaped effect of the figure. A heavily Pommeled log will show a three dimensional effect of the veneer to create a truly unique and dense pattern.
Logs originate from the West Coast of Africa and can Pommele logs can be very large
The veneer is always peeled to maximise the figured effect.
Many different types of figure pass as Pommele such as Drape, blistered, peanut shell and quilted.