The qualities of olivewood grain compares to nothing else. Our olivewood bowls are large, thick and heavy, and definitely make a statement. They are great service pieces as well as decorative for displaying large bounties of fruits and vegetables. These classic Italian wood bowls only get better with time. To maintain the beautiful grain and color of the olivewood, occasionally rub the bowl with olive oil or vegetable oil. Please note that there may be imperfection in the wood grains. These small splits or imperfections do not make the construction of the bowl less stable.