Dough Bowl or Bread Server Carved in Ambrosia Maple; 15" X 6.5"

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Dough Bowl or Bread Server Carved in Ambrosia Maple; 15" X 6.5"

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$210.00

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Handmade

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ambrosia maple

Carved from a beautiful piece of ambrosia maple, this dough bowl follows the traditional shape often used for such bowls; a shape that reflects the half-log it was carved from. Bowls of this shape are also called trench bowls or trencher bowls.

The term ambrosia maple refers to the streaky, starburst coloration of the wood. This occurs when a certain type of beetle (commonly called an ambrosia beetle) burrows into a maple tree and introduces a certain fungus (called ambrosia fungus) into the wood. As with spalting, the fungus causes the wood to change color. The tiny boreholes left by the beetles are visible at a few spots in the bowl, though any that were on the interior surface have been filled and sealed. Bowls like this one are one of the best ways to show off the wonderful coloration of ambrosia maple. The streaks of varying shades of brown become denser toward the center of the tree, resulting in a starburst effect at the two ends of the bowl.

Dimensions are 15 inches (38 cm) long, about 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) wide and a about 2 inches (5 cm) high. This bowl is shallower than another dough bowl I currently have in my store (https://www.etsy.com/listing/687918396), so it has less capacity.

Sanded and buffed completely smooth to allow for easy cleaning and finished with a food-safe penetrating finish. The extended ends form comfortable handles that are perfect for lifting and carrying the bowl.

This bowl is completely suitable for its traditional purpose as a vessel for mixing, kneading and rising bread dough (it's probably big enough to hold dough for one medium or two small loaves). It could also be used to serve bread, to hold fruit or other foods, or used purely for decoration and enjoyed for the rare and beautiful wood, its soft and elegant shape, and as a wonderful representative of a traditional form of kitchen ware.

To see a video of this bowl on a rotating turntable, go to https://youtu.be/DFoLc2xAQeY
Carved from a beautiful piece of ambrosia maple, this dough bowl follows the traditional shape often used for such bowls; a shape that reflects the half-log it was carved from. Bowls of this shape are also called trench bowls or trencher bowls.

The term ambrosia maple refers to the streaky, starburst coloration of the wood. This occurs when a certain type of beetle (commonly called an ambrosia beetle) burrows into a maple tree and introduces a certain fungus (called ambrosia fungus) into the wood. As with spalting, the fungus causes the wood to change color. The tiny boreholes left by the beetles are visible at a few spots in the bowl, though any that were on the interior surface have been filled and sealed. Bowls like this one are one of the best ways to show off the wonderful coloration of ambrosia maple. The streaks of varying shades of brown become denser toward the center of the tree, resulting in a starburst effect at the two ends of the bowl.

Dimensions are 15 inches (38 cm) long, about 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) wide and a about 2 inches (5 cm) high. This bowl is shallower than another dough bowl I currently have in my store (https://www.etsy.com/listing/687918396), so it has less capacity.

Sanded and buffed completely smooth to allow for easy cleaning and finished with a food-safe penetrating finish. The extended ends form comfortable handles that are perfect for lifting and carrying the bowl.

This bowl is completely suitable for its traditional purpose as a vessel for mixing, kneading and rising bread dough (it's probably big enough to hold dough for one medium or two small loaves). It could also be used to serve bread, to hold fruit or other foods, or used purely for decoration and enjoyed for the rare and beautiful wood, its soft and elegant shape, and as a wonderful representative of a traditional form of kitchen ware.

To see a video of this bowl on a rotating turntable, go to https://youtu.be/DFoLc2xAQeY

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