I kept coming back to the bowl and finally, I asked if I could buy it. He hesitated. He was utilizing the bowl and he liked it a lot. It was one of his prized pieces. Hand carved on the outside of the bowl was a portrait of His Majesty the Emperor of Ethopia-Haile Selassie I. I was amazed at the detail and equally amazed at how the portrait was achieved on a round object.
We spoke for a while and later he agreed to sell it to me. I know it was hard for him to part with it because I have felt this way before about certain pieces that I have created. I have it hanging on my living room wall and I must confess, I've never used it to eat from.