Bowl from our Aeolian bowls collection. The bowl is beautifully hand carved and is made of teak wood. The bowl is ideal for serving food like salads, pastas or crisps. Also available in a larger size. This item is food safe. The new Aeolian bowls collection of Raw Materials are carved by skilled Indonesian craftsmen, from solid teak wood. The inspiration for the carvings comes from irregular shapes and patterns that are formed in dry and sandy areas under the influence of the wind. The wind can start a process of aeolian erosion that creates ripples and dunes in the landscape. Remarkably, the pattern that is created by such irregular shapes can have a very harmonious and attractive appearance. The skills needed to make these particular patterns were found in northern Java, where Master carvers have passed on the centuries-old carving skills from father to son. These days the demand for traditional furniture, with deeply carved patterns of leaves and flowers is on the decline. Younger generations can often earn more by working in garments factories or tourism. As a result, most of the active traditional carvers are of older age and may retire the next five to ten years. Making use of their craftsmanship to develop new markets may contribute to keep a tradition alive. As a first step Raw Materials has created the unique Aeolian collection of bowls that are inspired by the beauty of imperfection.