This is the mother of all bowls. Big, beautiful, and something to last you a lifetime. Coveted by chefs, celebrities, influencers, and more, anything you put in this bowl has the wow factor.
The bowls are carved by hand in a sustainably managed rain forest by indigenous Yanesha artisans in Peru. The crafters hike into the forest to reduce the damage that would be caused by clearing roads. The trees are selected in a section of forest from a planned harvest. After the artisans use the tree stumps to make bowls, the forest will remain untouched for over 30 years. Once a section of forest is harvested the forest quickly sends up volunteer trees regenerating the area for the future.
The Yanesha artisans partner with PaTS, a non-profit organization supporting these families with fair wages and continuous income. Your purchase helps preserve these forests for generations and the indigenous communities that live there. Like all products originating from Mother Nature, every bowl is perfectly imperfect. Variegations in color and markings are the unique history of the tree used. Light or dark, uneven patterns, dark spots, or streaks are not unusual. You may also see chisel marks from the artisans’ hand tools and find your bowl is slightly irregular in shape or around the rim. These are reminders of the craftsmanship in your finished product.
Medium 17-Inches across the top and 6-Inches deep
Large 20-Inches across the top and 7-Inches deep
Maintain with food-safe oil, never soak in water
Made in Peru
Albeit big these bowls are very easy to care for. Prior to using clean the bowl with a soapy (no detergent) sponge. Never soak your bowl in water. Rinse with a wet clean sponge and remove any soap on the bowl. Dry with a soft cloth. Condition the bowl before use (remember it has been on a ship for many weeks). Rub beeswax or food-safe wood conditioner inside and outside your bowl. Do not use too much and make sure to rub off any excess. The bowl should have a beautiful luster without feeling sticky.
After every use, clean with a sponge and towel try. Condition as needed.
Please note: Due to the dimensional weight, there is a flat $34 shipping charge for these bowls to ensure they make it to your home safely.