Rawhide Laced Tarahumara Bowl 9"x20" (b64)
Rawhide laced western wooden dough bowls and southwestern bowls are authentic Native bowls made by the Tarahumara Indians. Wooden Indian dough bowls or trenchers are carved by hand from native yellow pine and begin as a piece of a downed tree trunk. The Tarahumara Indian log bowls are made by splitting the trunk in half lengthwise then rough cut with an axe.
The carved wooden dough bowls are shaped and further worked with a machete or large knife. This traditional was rough sanded, stained to a rustic finish and laced with genuine rawhide. They sometimes don't sit straight and are not suitable for food preparation. Dough bowls are used by the Tarahumara Indian people but are sold for decoration. Bowls or dough trays are used to catch corn meal as it is ground with a stone.
The rustic character of primitive unfinished wood and rawhide lacing add a sense of rustic beauty to create a natural atmosphere for southwest log homes, cabins and cottages as well as any ranch or country decor. This laced wooden dough bowl will work well as a wall or table decoration, for flower planters, fruit bowls or for various western art and southwest or Indian craft projects. Measures 9" wide by 20" long. Photo is representative.
Native Handcrafted, Tribe: Tarahumara