This sweet bowl is made of solid Black Walnut. We fell in love with this piece of wood the minute we saw it, knowing the grain patterns would be wonderful visually (instead of just solid black all throughout). The piece of bark area was kept and integrated right into the turning for additional beauty. Hand turned by wood artisan Peter Pihos at his studio workshop. Ideal for fruit, dry flowers, air plants or any of your favorite knick knacks. (not recommended to hold liquid).