A simple, African Padauk offering bowl. It measures 3 1/2" across and is about 2" high. It's finished with 2 coats of 100% pure Tung oil, thus it contains no chemicals or artificial materials. It has been cured for 2 weeks to ensure the integrity of the finish. The bowl you purchase is the exact bowl pictured.
Metaphysically speaking, Padauk has a masculine resonance and is associated with Mars and the element of fire. It's a powerful yet chaotic wood, Padauk is not at all recommended for those new to metaphysics or witchcraft. The energy of this wood is constantly changing, randomly fluctuating. It would, however, be an amazing wood for healing magic if one could learn to harness the chaotic energy within. In the hands of the inexperienced, it could do more harm than good.
The wood was hand picked and all of the work done in our shop here in New Gloucester Maine. Each bowl we make is hand turned, without the use of a replicator. They are each unique to themselves as we listen and feel the wood and turn it into what IT wants to be, not what we decide it should be. Unlike re-purposed bowls, these bowls are started and finished with intent and gratitude.
While we hate putting disclaimers on things we make,these bowls are intended for ritual use or decoration and NOT intended for use in the preparing or consuming of food. The finish on all of our bowls is considered food safe once cured, though, consuming anything from them is done at your own risk. Doing so may have a negative impact of the product's finish. Any cleaning of them should be done by hand and they should never be submerged in water.