Nilambur teak is the best quality teak wood in the world. Nilambur is a municipality, in Malappuram district of Kerala and has the first Teak Museum in the world. Britishers identified the superior quality and features of the teak wood grown in that region, and they started planting it. And it got the oldest teak plantation in the world, the Conolly’s plot. It is named after H. V. Conolly then district collector of the British Malabar, who initiated the planting of teak saplings along with Chathu Menon, a forest officer.
It is very strong due to the oil content, and it has a golden hue unlike other teak wood. It has more grains and it gives the products a unique premium feel. It is believed that the soil is the reason of these special features. An expert in wood can recognize the Nilambur teak by its smell at the time of cutting. Craftpair use only this wood for making the Arab Dhow.