Our marble bowl has been created by a family of master artisans in Rajasthan, India. The craft of carving three-dimensional forms into solid marble is one of the world’s oldest arts. Traditionally reserved for statues, sculptures and architecture, carved marble can take on any form. Stone carving in India dates back to the 7th Century BC, where it was considered the royal stone used to build temples, tombs, palaces and monuments. Most notably, the Taj Mahal is a magnificent work of marble located in nearby Uttar Pradesh.
Using a technique that has been passed down through multiple generations, each bowl is hand crafted in a meticulous and detailed process. This bowl features a traditional floral pattern with an eight-petal design. A team of artisans contributes to each step of the process, beginning with the use of hand chisels and machine tools to craft the general shape. A second artisan is responsible for finishing the design and a third polishes the completed stone figure.
The material of choice for these master artisans is marble native to their region. Its pure white color with deep veins looks natural in any climate. This durable piece will take on character as it is exposed to natural elements.
Our marble bowl is a classic and stylish centerpiece to hold fruit or flowers. Every purchase directly supports our artisan partners in India.
This bowl is approximately 9”L x 9”W x 2”H.
Each bowl is handcrafted individually and slight variations in color, finish, size and shape may occur. These distinctions speak to the handmade process and tell the story of the artisan whose hands shaped it.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Dry completely. Avoid harsh cleaners or chemicals. Please handle with care.