English walnut is usually a lot lighter than the more common american walnut as seen with this bowl. There is also some natural flecks to one side of the bowl. Not worm honest LOL. It measures a total of 10 1/2" (265mm) diameter with the bowl section measuring 8 3/4" (215mm). It has been finished with a hard wax polish to give it both dirability and easy maointence. Lovely little bowl that is suited to any decor, traditional or contemporary.