This is a beautiful striped wood called Zebra Wood! Each dish has it's own unique stripes - just like a zebra. This is a heavy, dense wood that is very water resistant and will look absolutely stunning on display! We've oiled each of these with a Tung & Orange oil mixture (smells amazing!) to bring out the beautiful colors. Each dish features drainage holes designed to quickly drain water off of soaps, keeping them dry and lasting longer.