Hand Carved Monk Bowl
Hand Carved Monk Bowl
Hand Carved Monk Bowl
Hand Carved Monk Bowl
Hand Carved Monk Bowl
Hand Carved Monk Bowl
Hand Carved Monk Bowl

Hand Carved Monk Bowl

A hand-lathed bowl, this paper-thin vessel is made out of “Rohida’ wood of India.
Rs. 1,475.00 Rs. 1,775.00
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Size & Weight

4.0” by 2.2” inches (DH) | 500gram

Material

Wooden

Care Instructions

Wash with cold water.

Note

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Product description
A hand-lathed bowl, this paper-thin vessel is made out of “Rohida’ wood of India. This monk bowl measures 4.0” by 2.2” inches (DH).

Also called as ‘BhikshaPatra’, this beautifully refined Jain monk bowl is hand-lathed in Rajasthan by the Kharadi Muslims. This is still used by the Jain monks to have meals in it. The white-robed monks renounce all worldly possessions and in a journey of humility travel by foot with their bowls seeking followers who can provide them with food. One can treasure it or gift it as a souvenir.

This handmade bowl is paper thin and requires precise technique which these rare craftsmen have mastered through their involvement in this woodcraft over a period of last few decades. Made from local “Rohida’ wood, it is known for its dense grain and strength.This product supports and empowers Kharadi Muslim artisan community of India. It preserves the rare craft of Patra making in India.

This exceptionally handcrafted bowl not only endows the user to experience the humility of Jain monks but also entails a sense of harmony and goodwill that these different religious communities have easily assembled.

Quality satisfaction and timely delivery are assured for this handcrafted artifact. Use this fragile bowl with care for only dry edible items. Though this bowl comes finished with olive oil, we recommend you to continue oiling the wood with any cooking oil to keep its strength and color before and after use.
Craft Type & Story

These beautifully refined hand-lathed bowls called 'Bhiksha Patra' is prepared from wood that is known for its dense grain and strength. The Kharadi Muslim community from Rajasthan make these paper-thin bowls. From a single section of wood, a total of 3-10 bowls can be scooped out, one from right under the other. This unique recipe requires precise technique, which the craftsmen have mastered through their involvement in this woodcraft from generations.
For a long time, the Patras have been used as alms bowl by Shwetamber Jain monks who are easily distinguishable by their white garb. The Jain ascetics renounce their worldly possessions and neither cook their own food or get it prepared by others. Instead, they travel bare foot from house to house receiving little food from each, so as to not burden a single household.
This fragile bowl can be used for dry edible items. It comes finished with olive oil but it is recommended to oil it with any cooking oil before and after each use. This exceptionally handcrafted bowl not only endows the user to experience the humility of Jain monks but also entails a sense of harmony and goodwill that these different religious communities have easily assembled.