The author has been given unprecedented access to study and photograph important collections, many of which have never appeared in print before. The superb photographs show priceless, gold-adorned vessels buried with Saxon Kings, Tudor bowls from the wreck of the Mary Rose, and even a bowl which some claim to be the Holy Grail.
The book will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand the important place the wooden bowl has in the history of European material culture. It will appeal to archaeologists, museum curators, treen collectors and to turners. Anyone with a love of making or using wooden bowls today will discover they are part of a rich and long heritage.