Artisans hand-carve the discarded root balls of Chinese fir trees into these versatile platters. Carved with the grain to minimize cracking, each one is as unique as its tree of origin. Dryness may encourage cracking, so please keep your bowl out of direct sunlight or heat. Regular oiling with food-grade oil will help keep it moist and beautiful. Not recommended for cooked foods or liquids. Before use, wipe clean with a damp sponge.