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Myrrh is a red-brown resinous material, the dried sap of the tree Commiphora myrrha, native to costal Somaliland and eastern Ethiopia (Ogaden). It is normally collected by tapping in the dry season and is strongly aromatic. It is widely used in perfumes, toiletries and for its medicinal qualities. All myrrh sold by us originates in the aforementioned regions. We market 4 categories of myrrh, all cleaned and graded at our first class facilities in Somaliland.
Cleaned myrrh gum with a minimum mesh size of 6mm.
Cleaned myrrh gum pieces with a mesh size of between 4mm and 6mm.
Cleaned myrrh gum pieces with a mesh size of between 2mm and 4mm.
Clean myrrh gum powder with a maximum mesh size of 2mm.
This gum is collected from the Boswellia frereana tree that grows exclusively in the costal region of Somaliland and the northern coast of Somalia. It is locally known as ‘Maydi’, the king of all frankincense. It is normally collected during the dry seasons from November to March and June to August.
It has a mild aroma and a characteristic texture similar to chewing gum. It is used in the perfume industry but most commonly in the Arabian peninsula as chewing gum and incense. We market 4 categories of this gum and its bark wood, all cleaned and processes at out first class facilities in Somaliland.
Cleaned gum with a minimum mesh size of 30mm.
Clean gum pieces with a mesh size of between 8mm and 30mm.
Clean gum pieces with a mesh size of between 1mm and 8mm.
Clean gum powder with a maximum mesh size of 1mm.
Small bark wood chippings collected during gum retrieval and separated out during the cleaning process.
This gum is tapped and collected from the Boswellia carteri tree that is abundant in the costal regions of Somaliland. It is only collected in the summer months from June to August.
Gum olibanum has a relatively strong, pleasant and refreshing aroma. It is used mainly in the perfume industry but is also widely used in aromatherapy. We market 4 categories of Olibanum gum and its bark wood. All cleaning, sieving and grading is carried out at our first class in house facilities in Somaliland.
Clean white gum pieces with a mesh size of between 2mm and 10mm.
Clean brown gum pieces with a mesh size of between 2mm and 10mm.
Clean gum powder with a maximum mesh size of 1 mm.
Raw, uncleaned, unsorted gum.
Small bark wood chippings collected along with the gum then separated during the cleaning process.
This is another of the region's famous resins. Opoponax is a viscous exudate of Commiphora erythraea glabrescens which is most commonly found in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia. The exudate solidifies to brown lumps of a warm balsamic and sweet, honey-like fragrance. Hence it is used in perfumery and flavouring.
As there is no organised tapping, most of the opoponax we collect is naturally exuded gum. Collection is during the hot windy summer months of July and August. We market 2 categories of opoponax, cleaned and processed in our first class facilities in Somaliland.
Cleaned gum with a minimum mesh size of 2mm.
We supply quality hides and skins of the highest specification to the global market. We market hides and skins from the following:
Our goats are the best in this region. Great care is taken in both the salting and drying processes.
Average size: 4.5sqft-6.5sqft/skin
Average weight: 760 grams
We also have slaughterhouse goat skins of exceptional quality with minimal defects, giving fantastic end product and great value for money.
Average size: 3.0-4.5sqft/skin
Average weight: 600 grams
We have high quality dry salted sheep skins from Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland.
Selection is meticulous and we can ship to any port.
Average size: 4.5sqft-6.5sqft/skin
Average weight: 900 grams
As with the sheep and goats our bovine hides are sourced from Ethiopia, Somalia and Somaliland. We supply well selected dry salted cattle hides.
Average weight: 7 kgs - 9kgs
Somali camel hides are probably the best in the world, and we are the leading exporter of this material. Our camel hides are dry salted and each hide consists of 3 separate panels (neck piece and two sides).
Average weight: 9kgs - 11kgs