Madre de Cacao is a very hard tropical wood with a visible grain. This species is formally identified as Gliricidia sepium and can be found by different colloquial names in various parts of the world. Other names include: quickstick, mata ratón; cacao de nance, cachanance; piñon Cubano, madreado. kakawate, madre xacao or madre de cacao, and madero negro.
Like all of Dakota Stones items, our wood beads are top quality and sourced from the best ethically produced manufacturers. Natural wood beads have markings and color unique to their species. All wood beads on DakotaStones.com originate in the Philippines or Indonesia, and are indigenous to those countries. Our beads have not been dyed, treated, or color-enhanced.