This wooden bowl called Dhapa in Bhutanese is a beautiful and practical piece. Made from the burl of a Maple wood, it shows interesting details and pattern.
Wood turning is an art in Bhutan. Each bowl is hand carved by artisan that have received knowledge from their ancestors, or that have been trained at the National Institute for Zorig Chusum. The School of the thirteen Arts and Crafts of Bhutan.
Traditionally, wooden bowl are used to serve food among Bhutanese household. Monks are even require to eat in Dhapa and drink from Phob. Wooden bowls are not just eco-friendly but studies have found that wood actually retains fewer bacteria than plastic and has been proved to be naturally antibacterial.
Nowadays, they can be used to serve food, or to decorate a room
dimension: 20 cm in diamaters
Weight: 370 grams
Made in Bhutan