Spalted Walnut Bowl
Spalting occurs when wood is invaded by fungi and begin breaking down the structure of the material. The result is an added layer of figuring and contrasting tones beyond what would naturally occur.
Spalted walnut is relatively unusual--it's much more common to see this kind of character in maple, alder, birch, and other light-toned species.
This, thin-walled, light weight vessel would make an excellent display piece, perhaps holding some other gathered treasures like pebbles, feathers...
The bowl is also suitable for food service, should that be your need.
English walnut from an orchard in the Methow Valley. 8-1/2" diameter x 2-1/2" tall.