Albesia or Belalu [ Albizia falcata ]
...white, soft wood -- sometimes brown at
the center, used for inexpensive, painted wood carvings. including..
Wooden Flowers , Toys and other Handicrafts.
Crocodile or Satin Wood [ Zanthoxylum rhetsa ]
...white, relatively hard wood. Carvings usually
have a very smooth finish -- making them look a little like ivory.
Suar or Rain Tree [Samanea saman]
...brown, hard wood -- favored wood of importers
outside of the tropics because the crisscrossed,
interlocking grain keeps the wood from cracking
when moved to drier climates. It can be finished to a fairly high gloss.
Waru or Grey Hibiscus [ Hibiscus tiliaceus ]
...white blended with light gray -- the dark heartwood
often makes for distinctive two-tone carvings. As this
wood ages, the gray turns greenish -- a very beautiful
look. Grey hibiscus can be sanded to a very smooth finish.