Crushing bamboo gives it a striking, animal-print-like pattern quite different from the more serene textures we generally associate with the material. This gorgeous bowl is a case in point. Core Bamboo's bright, beautiful bowls, trays, utensils, and accessories are made from one of the most remarkable resources on earth. When bamboo is planted, its roots spread and automatically regenerate themselves. Plants are ready to be harvested in as little as four years. Antibacterial by nature, bamboo is also unusually durable and lightweight--stronger than maple yet lighter than oak, making it both a stylish and a practical choice for your kitchen and table.