Monk Bowls

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Monk Bowls

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Starting bid 5/17: $60 (large) $40 (small)

Value: $160 (large) $100 (small)

Buy now for: $600 (large) $400 (small)

The Road Less Traveled Thailand program participants' take part in an ancient ritual of pounding and making monk bowls, with sage craftsman who have honed these skills over many years. 

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Within the fast-paced life of Bangkok rests the tiny neighborhood Soi Ban Baat, Monk's Bowl Village. Here, only a few artisans remain, continuing the tradition of pounding out the Alms bowls by hand. Made from eight strips of metal, symbolizing the Eightfold Path of Buddhism, the bowls have traditionally been used to collect donations and carry the minimal possessions of a Monk. These bowls were acquired while RLT students met the families in Thailand working to create the pieces with historic passion and care.