Our Shala Reclaimed Wood Bowl is handmade from reclaimed Shorea Robusta wood in Northeastern India. Known as the Sal tree (or Shala in Sanskrit), this type of tree is native to the Indian Subcontinent and famous for providing timber. Magnificent in stature, the Sal can grow over 100 feet tall with a trunk as wide as 6 to 8 feet.
The Sal has many spiritual connections. In Hindu tradition, the Sal tree is said to be preferred by Vishnu, one of the principal deities of Hinduism. Other traditions, such as Jain, state that religious organizers have achieved enlightenment under this tree.
Sal is an important source of hardwood timber in India, and its dry leaves are a major source of handicraft. Resin from the Sal is used in traditional medicine and burned as incense.
Use your bowl on the coffee table to hold small items, or showcase its beautiful hand-carved undulations as a stand-alone decorative piece.
This stamp is approximately 8" Diameter x 3" Deep. Not intended for use with food.
This bowl has been individually crafted by hand and no two are exactly alike. Due to the age of each piece, there may be small marks, cracks, scratches and variation in color that is consistent with age and original use. These markings add to the item’s patina, and tell a story of its unique history and significance. Please Contact Us if you have any specific needs or questions.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Dry completely. Avoid harsh cleaners or chemicals. Please handle with care.