I absolutely adore these hand crafted Thai water blessing bowls with their intricate motive patterns.
Traditionally these bowls were used during the Thai Lunar New Year festival of Songkran to gently splash water on others as a blessing. This cultural tradition is also an import part of a Thai wedding ceremony. It is also very common to see them in Buddhist temples and homes around Thailand; most however are newer or plastic replicas which lack the character of these old collectable pieces.
The bowls are lightweight and come in a variety of sizes. Each piece is its own unique work of art and has its own history and creative character. Personally I love the rustic charm and imperfections of these old, well used pieces.
Please be aware there is visible ware on each piece, scratches, dents and discoloring with age... this is what makes them so amazing. If you are looking for something shiny and new these historic pieces will not be for you.
The large bowl in this set has a few very small holes but its' honestly one of the most beautiful so I totally forgave that imperfection when selecting them. The med and small pieces have no holes and are therefore water tight.
If you wish to add holes for water drainage for plants this will be very easy to do. I have left it up to the buyer to decide what they will use them for.
These bowls work well for planters as shown in my pictures but also as a candle holder bowl, maybe in a spa or bathroom, as decorative storage for accessories in a bedroom or even for fruits in the kitchen... I don't recommend them as bowls for wet food because the metal is not specifically treated to be food safe.
Large- Dia 6.5" x H4" (Please note there are a few small holes in this piece)
Med- Dia 4" x H2.75"
Small- Dia 3.5 x H2.25"
- This listing is for the set of 3 BOWLS ONLY- plants not included
- Please forgive the perfect imperfections which celebrate the handmade charm and age of these incredible vintage pieces.
- The colors may appear to vary on different monitors. I've tried to capture the color and lighting as accurately as possible.
- This item is shipped for FREE with Thai Post recorded delivery, airmail which takes approx. 2 weeks excluding customs clearance.
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Express takes 4-5 days to reach its destination after pick up, excluding any delays at customs (I have not experienced customs delays with DHL up to now)
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