Primitive, authentic and hand carved, this early burl wood bowl is the definition of resourcefulness and grit.
Consider: having to make a bowl by hand because you need it to survive illustrates a way of life our ancestors endured. One we can barely imagine. And... the lost art of self reliance.
This workhorse of a bowl was crafted from a burl (tree unknown). As you can see from the images, a knot on one end of the bowl separated or cracked. In order to rescue such an important tool of daily living, it was repaired using a piece of tin and small tacks. Such repairs were common back in the 1800s.
Utilitarian with a beauty we just don't see often today, this lovely piece of history would be content sitting on your table full of fruit or dried flowers. Not completely flat, it wobbles a bit (remember it was born from a burl).
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- ONE early primitive burl wood bowl with metal/tin and tack repair (as shown)
Good primitive condition with wear consistent with age and use. Age-related wear on the wood includes marks, darkening, soil/residue, scratches and such. One knot in the wood separated with a crack and was repaired with a piece of tin metal and small tacks. A fragment of the hanging string remains. At some point the bowl was highly conditioned, or was perhaps used to hold butter or fat. Dated to the 19th C.
>> Please view pictures carefully as they are part of the description. This is truly a one of a kind, found item. Embracing its vintage beauty, this piece may contain imperfections from years of wear. These imperfections are not considered defective.
- Materials: wood, string, metal
- Color: brown, silver
- Dimensions: 11.5" L x 7.5" W x 6.5" H
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