Every piece sold is made here in Southern NJ. Each piece is constructed from various plywoods, which means that each one turns out slightly different depending on the grain and how the wood accepts the stain. The different layers are stained different colors in order to bring out the design's depth. It also adds more aesthetic texture to an already lively appearance. Note, the appearance will change throughout the day depending on the light. It is amazing how different it looks when naturally lit, hanging on a blue wall, white wall, one light, many lights, etc. It is fun.