We think this beautiful mahogany bowl oryoki set is perfect for oryoki. The wood nesting bowls are light, sturdy, well-balanced, and feel great in your hand.
Included in the Oryoki Bowl Set are 3 nesting bowls, a 3-piece utensil set, and a 4-piece set of cloths.
The utensils include a spoon, chopsticks, and traditional setsu scraper. The spoon and setsu are palmwood, made in Thailand; and the chopsticks are ironwood, and made in Japan. Instructions for traditional setsu assembly and two squares of cloth are included. A spatula with a dishwasher safe silicone tip and birch wood handle can be added for $6 by choosing this option.
The cloths include a wrapping cloth, wiping cloth, utensil sleeve, and top cloth. They are 100% cotton and come in black, navy blue, white, grey, or burgundy.
Oryoki literally means a “vessel that contains just enough,” and refers to the eating form that evolved in Buddhist monasteries that encourages monks and nuns to eat mindfully and just enough to keep one’s practice strong. An Oryoki Set a set of bowls that nest, along with the accompanying utensils and clothes.
The Mahogany wood we use is sourced from a state owned forest in Indonesia. The forest management organization that controls it is responsible for all the activities, from establishment of plantations, maintenance, environmental protection, harvesting, and product processing. It’s philosophy is to maximize beneficial utilization of the forest resources in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, which also benefits the inhabitants and neighboring communities.
Choose from black, navy blue, white, grey or burgundy 100% cotton cloths.
Bowls and wooden utensils should be hand washed.
Cloths are machine washable.
Small Bowl: 4” diameter, 2” high, 8oz. capacity
Medium Bowl: 4.5” diameter, 2.5” high, 12 oz. capacity
Large Bowl: 5” diameter, 3” high, 16 oz. capacity
Utensil Sleeve: 11″x3″
Ironwood Chopsticks: 9″