My bowls are as eclectic as my other designs. Some have a wax design; some are wood burned; some have crushed stone; some have embroidery thread. Some have stones or metal embedded in them; and some have pine or cord sewn onto the rim.
For centuries, gourds were used as containers; indigenous people used them as medicine bottles, cooking pots, and water buckets. In modern society, though, gourd creations are usually non-functional art pieces. They would look great with dried flowers, or silk ones. But they are art; they are not microwave or dishwasher safe. They have been sealed; but water may damage them.