Modern design meets traditional bamboo craftsmanship. Each of these serving bowls is made from coiled bamboo, shaped by hand, coated with multiple layers of a food-safe lacquer from the cashew nut tree, then finished with an even more durable food-safe lacquer. Lightweight and strong, these bowls are real attention-getters for serving soup or salad. Get one color, mix it up, or go naked with our natural finish.
6" dia. x 3" H
It was on one of our first trips to Vietnam nearly 18 years ago, we became enchanted with the art and crafts of Vietnam. The French influence, the use of color, a rich weaving heritage. The coiled bowls are an artform unique to Vietnam. And generally, a product of varying quality. We found one producer who could meet our quality requirements. We have developed our own color palettes. We get our inspiration from textiles, the fashion industry and trends in home and living. Our bowls are coiled by families in rural villages to help supplement farming income. The skill of coiling and carving bamboo bowls is a centuries-old craft unique to Vietnam. Every bowl is hand produced requiring numerous steps and several weeks to complete. We have to remind people that these are handmade, they require hand care.