Lovely wood, from pink to deep red in color, darkening to a rich wine colour in time---with a noticeably porous grain. For bows the best is most often heavier than water, a "sinker" and strong. I have seen early 19th century French bows made from this wood, misidentified as Pernambuco. Cacique wood makes very successful classical and modern bows. I have seen two historical examples of bows from this wood made before about 1785, one English and the other most likely French.