13.5" Tropical Hardwood Petrified Wood Bowl - Indonesia

This is a beautiful 20 million year old petrified hard wood specimen from Indonesia that has been polished into the shape of a bowl. The petrified wood bowl is approximately 13.5 inches wide. You can clearly see the tree rings and inner structure of the wood.

This petrified wood bowl is likely not dishwasher safe and would make a better display piece as opposed to a bowl for food consumption.

Petrified wood is the name given to wood that has been turned into stone (fossilized) through the process of permineralization. All of the organic matter becomes replaced by minerals, while much of the original structure such as tree rings in retained. For this to happen the wood needs to be buried in an environment both low in oxygen (preventing decomposition) and with flowing, mineral-laden water. The coloration is due to the various minerals that are present during fossilization. For example red colors are due to iron compounds, greens due to copper, etc.
Tropical Hardwood
Genteng Formation
13.5 x 8.9 x 2.3"
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