Old wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreadsOld wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreadsOld wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreadsOld wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreadsOld wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreadsOld wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreadsOld wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreadsOld wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreadsOld wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreads

A large wooden bowl, measuring 25 1/4" in extreme length, and 21" across the waist, and 3 3/4" high, weighing 7 pounds, hand made, with chiseling marks, and fern-like fine design carved neatly into the points. When I first encountered this unusual item, I thought the origin possibly Native American from Canada or the northeastern USA, or, at least American folk art origin, but this has now been identified as a "chapati" bowl from India. The bowls, often with this shallow depth and six points, are utilized in the making of various Indian flatbreads, a diet staple in India.

Two old long major cracks have been carefully repaired/reinforced with metal strips, as shown in the photos. Also, there is some remnant of old red paint on the side and also a bit inside the bowl.

Found in New York City, this piece has great character and obvious age and craftsmanship. As a table centerpiece holding fruit or nuts, it would make for a real conversation piece.

ITEM ID
JB03997
ITEM TYPE
Antique
STYLE
Folk Art

Old wooden carved chapati bowl from India used to make flatbreads

$175


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