RosewoodWith their deep roots and outstretched limbs, trees represent the human longing to reach to the heavens—to connect with the eternal—while remaining grounded, steadfast, and true. The rosewood tree does this with a warm heart—a core that is deep red to rich purplish brown.

Use this beautiful wood to cultivate the qualities associated with an ardent heart, compassion, kindness, and love. Rosewood has been used traditionally to fashion xylophone keys, so don't overlook its strong vibrational quality, physical and otherwise.

Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas
Joanna Arettam (2000) Journey Editions; Tuttle Publishing