- Southwest Decor Accents
- Southwestern Dough Bowls
- Rustic Southwestern Wooden Dough Bowl 20-23" (stained)
Rustic Southwestern Wooden Dough Bowl 20-23" (stained)
Southwestern wooden dough bowls are authentic Native bowls made by the Tarahumara Indians. Wooden dough bowls or trenchers are carved by hand from native yellow pine and begin as a piece of a downed tree trunk. 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 southwest Tarahumara Indian bowl has a round bottom, was rough sanded to a rustic finish and stained. 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 dough bowls adds a sense of rustic beauty to create a natural atmosphere for log homes, cabins and cottages as well as any ranch or country decor.They work well as wall or table decorations, flower planters, fruit bowls or for various western art and southwest or Indian craft projects.
Photo is representative. Carved wooden dough bowls measure approx. 8 to 10" wide by 20 to 23" long, are rough sanded.