Chakte Viga -(Caesalpinia platyloba) also known as Paela and Mexican Pernambuco is best known for its beautiful, golden orange wood and subtle grain pattern. The sapwood is yellowish to white and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood is reported to vary. It is initially light salmon to reddish orange brown, or pale pink to rich red-brown, but will darken to a uniform reddish orange with age. Chakte Viga is dense and polishes to a high luster. It is also known for its excellent carving properties.