Baru Bowl


The bowl, spoon and pair of chopsticks are all made of ginkgo wood and Ottchil lacquer.

This traditional Korean bowl called baru is used on a daily basis for the monastic meals and for temple food ceremonies. Only a few expert artisans are left in Korea that can create these wooden bowls, originally used in Buddhist temples. They are entirely handcrafted, from chopping the wood, to carving the shapes, sanding, staining, and ultimately applying the natural Ottchil lacquer. The bowl includes a spoon and a pair of chopsticks.

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Techniques used: chopping, carving, sanding, staining, lacquering

Working time: approximately 2 hours

Dimensions: 16 x 16 x 7 cm