teak shell inlay bowl

Original Teak Rice Pounder

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SKU

2LK

Retail price

$1480

DIMENSIONS

15″ dia x 10″ high.

DESCRIPTION

This antique teak bowl was originally used to pound rice. We added the shell inlay.

This bowl was sourced in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be found in imperfection and impermanenceIt’s a beauty of things modest and humble. It’s a beauty of things unconventional. It is the opposite of vulgarity. The costs of achieving this kind of minimalism are seemingly inconsistent with its mission of aesthetic humility. This kind of luxury is for a select few: The Emperor of Japan had a wabi garden. Wabi is for people who already have a lot.