At A Glance: The secret attraction to this rich-looking tray is the material from which it is made tree-farmed teak. Sometimes called golden wood, teak is so prized that almost fifty years ago the major supplying countries in Southeast Asia banned exportation of the wood for fear of its extinction. In the past half-century, plantation raised, virgin teak has slowly grown to harvestable size and is slowly returning to the market. As beautiful as it is functional, this tray will work equally well for serving breakfast in bed or displaying a decorative object atop your ottoman. Please use caution when leaving your Takara tray on a porous or fabric surface for an extended period, as the wood may release oil over time.