Tsumugi Wooden Bowl with Lid - Gunbai (Black)
$ 185.00 USD
This handsome bowl is made in Yamanaka Prefecture, where lacquering and woodworking have been practiced for centuries. Tsumugi owls are made from Japanese Zelkova wood, which is prized for its use in traditional Tansu furniture and Taiko drums. Lacquered in a way that showcases the natural wood grain, the Tsumugi Wooden Bowl provides an artful means of enjoying soups and rice dishes. Perfectly symmetrical and smooth to the touch, this stunning piece is a testament to the perfection that can be achieved by human hands. This bowl includes a perfectly fitted lid that helps to retain heat and moisture.
Hailing from the Yamanaka region of Japan, where lacquering has been practiced since the 16th century, Gato’s collection of beautiful vessels is born from traditional techniques requiring the highest level of skill. Through meticulous cutting, carving, shaving, and lacquering, the artisans at Gato manage to mold wood into works of art that pay homage to their arboreal origins. Each lightweight piece showcases an exquisite wood grain unmarred by the production process and is as functional as it is beautiful.
Read more about Yamanaka lacquerware in the rikumo journal.
Materials: Zelkova wood
Dimensions: 3.9" H, 4.9" D
Care: Hand wash with mild soap. Not microwave- or dishwasher-safe.