the finish is presently just a coat of natural stain to block moisture absorption
sometimes the bottoms are more interesting than the tops
a complex lamination of curly African mahogany (see details below) over cocobolo. Base is African mahogany.
closeup of the curly african mahogany lamination --- above and below a thin band of plain mahogany are in each case 4 thins of curly african mahogany, selected such that the middle two in each case are significantly different color than the outer two, for contrast
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: f115