This hand-carved root platter is uniquely beautiful and stands alone as a natural work of art. It is carved from a species of fir called Shan Mu, which grows abundantly in the mountains of central China. The stumps left by logging are reclaimed prior to replanting and hand-carved by local artisans into the shapes in this collection. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind. Food-safe lacquer finish. Knotholes and minor cracks add a unique charm.