The ingenious “spot carving”
This leaves the background grain open to inspection, while the random spot surface flaws are carved over. If they are all concentrated in one area, only that area can be embossed, while the rest of the very good bowl remains on display.
spot carvings are to cover surface flaws which
are not deep enough to
and positions will obviously vary considerably.
below are one each of the shapes available
the pipe you receive will be similar
in shape and finish, but not identical.