This is another of my pod forms.
This wood was so punky I had to soak it in dilute poly just to be able to turn it.
Bottom is burned in a semi Maori Koru shape. Kind of appropriate as it is their symbol for creation and has its basis in the shape of an unfurling fern frond.
Wood is very spalted Hackberry. Finished in (soaked in) poly - cut back with a mop sanding head on the lathe and buffed / waxed.
5.5 h x 5.5 w