What is the bowl?
The bowl is a daily necessity for people’s eating utensils. The origin of the bowl cannot be verified. However, it can be traced back to the Neolithic age. The shape of the bowl is not much different from that of today. It has a small mouth and a wide mouth and a narrow bottom. . There is a bowl underneath, and the height is generally one-half of the diameter of the mouth, mostly round, rarely square. What is constantly changing is only the material, the level of craftsmanship and the means of decoration. The general purpose is to hold food. Most Chinese people like to use bowls as eating tools, while Westerners tend to use plates. The bowl can take the homophonic word “wan”, which means to stay, and can be used as a hand gift, symbolizing a better meaning.
The history of the bowl
The bowl is a daily necessity for people to eat and drink. The origin of the bowl can be traced back to the Neolithic clay pottery bowl. Its shape is not much different from today’s, that is, the mouth is small, the mouth is wide and the bottom is narrow, and there is a bowl underneath. foot. The height is generally one-half of the diameter of the rim, mostly round, and rarely square. Only the materials, craftsmanship and decoration methods are constantly changing. The general purpose is to hold food. The bowl can be served by hand because of its smaller volume than pots and pans. The shape of the upper part is broad and the lower part is narrow, which is unstable when placed on flat ground. Archaeologists speculate that the use of the bowl by the ancients may have been originally placed in a pit dug on the ground.