Ambrosia Maple gets it’s distinct coloring from the Ambrosia Beetle burrowing into the wood. The beetles are long gone from the wood by the time it is cut, dried, and turned, however the tracks they leave behind are still plenty visible, giving ambrosia maple its beautiful look. This bowl measures approximately across by deep, and is finished with a friction polish. Periodic polishing with a furniture polish will be necessary to keep the bowl looking its best. The finish on this bowl is not considered safe for direct contact with unwrapped foods.