These rustic, wooden, dough bowls are hand carved by the Tarahumara Indians.
They are truly unique items. They begin as a piece of a downed tree trunk from Mexico's native yellow pine. The trunk is split in half lengthwise then carved with an ax to form the shape of the bowl. It is further worked with a machete or large knife to achieve its final shape. Once the shape is formed the bowls are sanded smooth.
This traditional style dough bowl has been used throughout the Sierra Madre by the native Tarahumara Indians for generations. Corn and wheat kernels are ground between a smooth stone and a tapered stone trough. The dough bowl is placed at the lower end of the trough to catch the corn or wheat flour as it is ground.
The beauty of these rustic dough bowls is enhanced by the natural irregularities of the wood. Their character is as rich as the Tarahumara Indian heritage. They work well as wall or table decorations, as flower planters or fruit bowls, and can also be stained or painted for a variety of uses.
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