when these pictures were taken, the bowl had one coat of natural stain as a sealant and the holes in the top for the dried flowers had not yet been drilled

In the left pic there's tulipwood over sen (Japanese ash) over walnut and in the right pic is a big chunk of padauk with osage orange to the left of it and walnut to the right.

The base is walnut and makore

NOTE: this bowl has been finished and is now available on my bowl-sale site: www.phinds.com/bowls/

Information on this specific bowl can be seen at: b131