140 gram of silver is cast to make a bowl
Nomad Silver bowl:
Percentage of the silver bowl is low and crafted relatively simple. Average wood quality and simple ornaments.
Regular Silver bowl:
Traditional Mongolian silver bowl with pretty ornaments and decorations. Crafted in detailed. Quality of wood and silver is good.
King Silver Bowl:
Ornaments and decorations of the bowls are difficult and challenging to craft, so a skill of the artists who make the king bowls is ranked high. Particularly detailed crafted. High-quality silver and wood.
If you take a close look an edge of the silver bowl, it is different from other bowls. That is an appropriate version of drinking out of a bowl.
Silver bowls are categorized by the time length of making and amount of silver used. The decoration of the silver bowl clearly demonstrates the skill of the artisans, as well as the quality and style of the silver.
The table above represents if a silver sample of your bowl is 800, it includes 80% silver and other materials like wood and brass.
Health benefits of using Silver bowls
- Silver is not toxic as it doesn’t oxidize when you serve hot foods in them.
- Bacteria and other pathogens cannot develop in silver and it boosts immunity.
- Utensils that made from silver has a cooling effect on the body. If you use a silver plate while eating, the cooling effect for the body can help smooth digestion and help the body’s metabolic system.
- There are some benefits of silver bowls for beauty. They can be used to curl eyelashes, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, and heal acne.
- Based on statements issued by Hippocrates (Father of Medicine), silver can kill microorganisms and is a tool to prevent decay.
History of Mongolian Silver Bowl
During the course of the 17th and 20th centuries, most regions inhabited by ethnic Mongols, notably outer and inner Mongolia became part of the Qing Empire (The Machu). Since that time, Mongolians had begun to use the silver bowl in their daily lives. When a group of Mongolians was invited to a dinner with Manchu Emperors, men preferred to carry their silver-lined bowl with them for a very practical reason. It is said that when a poisoned liquid is poured into a silver vessel, the silver changes color and the owner knows not to drink the liquid offered.
Tea and other drinks are drunk out of bowls, most of which are made of wood and silver. They are decorated with intricate designs in Mongolian symbols, and craftsmen had been mastering on crafting different ornamented bowls.
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