This beautiful bowl is hand carved from coconut shells in Vietnam. The outside is roughly polished to expose the textures and patterns of the coconut shell while the inside is lacquered in stunning colours (red, dark velvet red, sheer blue, absolute fushia, river green, deep purple) . Namaste's supplier for this unique item is a not for profit organisation dedicated to helping Vietnamese craftsmen to revive their culture and improve their livelihoods. Size and shape will vary slightly. Namaste supports traditional craft work and artisans who specialise in skill based products. This is delicate and highly skilled workmanship and the result looks amazing. Namaste are recognised by BAFTS, the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers as a fair trade importer.