Suar wood is often known as "Rain Tree" or "Monkey Pod" and is a fast-growing durable hardwood. With its great strength it is often used in the manufacture of very large carvings and furniture pieces. . Traditionally, it is carved into decorative shapes, particularly animal and Buddha figures. Suar can be easily polished to a high sheen but takes great skill to carve, due to its very hard interlocking grain.