Dragon Bowl in Padauk
This Padauk bowl surprised me with some odd figuring inside. I am not sure what it is. I have never seen anything like it in Padauk. It reminded me of a dragon's egg, though. Introducing the "Dragon Bowl"!
Africian Padauk wood is an exotic, non-endangered species (pterocarpus soyauxii) native to central and tropical west Africa, from Nigeria east to Congo-Kinshasa and south to Angola.
You can see the making of this bowl on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/yS5J-LYJLVE
The piece is signed by the artist on the bottom with pyography and finished in Dr. Ray's Genuine Bee Oil, a completely food-safe mixture of beeswax and mineral oil.