Olive wood tends to crack as it dries. This piece had several drying cracks that I filled with Manzanita sawdust to give them a red accent. The heartwood figuring is quite interesting and the finish is satin smooth. The finish is food safe. The bowl could be used to hold moist or dry food. WOOD: Olive: SIZE: 5 3/4" DIAMETER by 3" TALL; WEIGHT: 8 Ounces.