- Southwest Decor Accents
- Southwestern Dough Bowls
- Tarahumara Wooden Trencher Bowl 30" -Unfinished (b60)
Tarahumara Wooden Trencher Bowl 30" -Unfinished (b60)
This is a rustic wooden dough bowl or trencher bowl made by the Tarahumara Indians. Wooden Indian dough bowls or trenchers are carved by hand from solid wood and begin as a piece of a downed tree trunk. The 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 western Indian bowl has a round bottom and was rough sanded to a rustic finish. They sometimes don't sit straight and may not be suitable for food preparation because wood is pourus.
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 wooden bowls adds a sense of rustic beauty to create a natural atmosphere for southwest style, cabins or cottages and well and ranch or country style and western decor. This large wooden dough bowl works well as a wall or table decoration, flower planter, fruit bowl or for various western art and southwest or Indian craft projects. Measures approximately 30" long, each is unique. Photo is representative.
Native Handcrafted, Tribe: Tarahumara