There's no end to the uses you'll find for these rustic, versatile wooden bowls. Hand-carved by artisans, each is crafted with care from the discarded root balls of Chinese fir trees, which makes each one truly one-of-a-kind with unique cracks, variations, and undulations. They're absolutely stunning in any space as part of your accent décor. Perfect as a gift basket alternatives during the holidays or year-round, they make great reusable gift containers, too.The bowls are untreated, so cracks and variations will occur. As dryness may encourage further cracking, please keep your bowl out of direct sunlight or heat. Regular oiling with food-grade oil will help keep it moist and beautiful. Not recommended for cooked foods or liquids. Before use, wipe clean with a damp sponge.