Bought one of these BLACKWOOD bowls a few years ago from Contour Functional Art. Had wanted to do a review on it, but for whatever reason never did. It is a wonderful and exotic use of African Blackwood. It is the centerpiece of my exotic wood collection. Pricey... Yes. But it has become a conversation piece in my home. If you like VERY exotic wood, that is responsibly harvested, I would highly recommend it.