This small bowl is made from laminated Maple and Ebony wood. It could serve as a "pinch box" holding salt or other spices. The finish is food safe. It could also be a simple "hold all" for any small items you want to keep together such as paper clips; ear rings; or rare coins. WOOD: Maple/Ebony: SIZE: 2 1/2" Diameter by 1 5/8" Tall; WEIGHT: 3 Ounces.