I didn't buy this bowl because it was affordable. I bought it because I liked the look and style of it. It has an earthy, raw, and rough appearance, and I love it for those qualities. It is rock-solid and has a primitive feel to it. There's nothing like feeling as though you've gone back to basics--function at it's purist form.
This bowl is what it is. It's not fancy and it has no frills, and it looks just as beautiful in my cupboard as it does in my hands.