Dublin Viking Bowl in African Rosewood
This Rosewood bowl is my own variation of the wooden Viking bowl they uncovered in Dublin, Ireland. I have included a photo of that 1000 year old bowl.
African Rosewood (Machibi, Musibi, Rhodesian Copalwood) wood is an exotic, non-endangered species (guibourtia coleosperma ) native to Africa. The tree is a large evergreen tree with a rich pink heartwood, turning more red then brown with age. The tannins in the raw lumber produce a natural smell of menthol. It is distributed throughout Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Zambia, & Zimbabwe.
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.