This has been a long time dream piece to create. Carved from a beautiful walnut crotch, there are imperfections in the best places. The bowl is carved with rings around to look just like vinyl. Within the imperfections, turquoise stone has been inlayed to add a beautiful contrast. The opposite side (the b side) has a textural surface with an elevated circle in the middle making both sides functional, different, beautiful and timeless. Much like a great record. The entire piece is sealed in spoon + hook care and is meant to be hand washed only!