Bowls have existed for thousands of years and have had significant impacts on mankind. Modern bowls are made from ceramic, metal, plastic and other synthetic materials, but there is nothing like the feel of a beautiful wooden bowl. Shaped wooden timbers, as receptacles used for gathering and serving food and water, have long been functional and utilitarian pieces but also can be astonishingly beautiful. The historical significance of a wooden bowl as a valuable vessel and possession through which things are offered and shared is quite remarkable.