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mango wood bowl with bark

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  • the story

Bark Up The Right Tree.

The beauty of woodcraft and function grow together in this one-of-a-kind bowl, fashioned from the trunk of a mango wood tree. The flowing organic shape, delicate grain, and the warm hues of its unaltered bark distinguish this dense, ecologically forested trunk-turned-bowl. After 15 to 30 years, mango trees naturally stop bearing fruit, but after it's harvested and hand-carved, this malleable wood takes on a new life as a stunning home accent. The rich, sweeping grain of this hollowed out trunk make it a natural spot for snacks like mixed nuts or decorative accents like painted pinecones or potpourri.

When each mango tree is cut down, the roots remain intact to encourage regrowth. A sapling is also immediately planted to replace the harvested tree and to continue the cycle. Due to this careful process of harvesting and replanting, mango wood (or acacia) is a fully sustainable resource. This striking bowl comes from ecologically sound plantations, where no more trees are cut down than is ecologically permissible. Handmade in Thailand.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21404
Made from
mango wood
Measurements
Approx. 7.5 - 9"diameter x 4" H
Notes
Clean with damp cloth, hand wash only. Adding mineral oil a couple times per year is recommended for maintenance.

Bowl not intended for liquids and hot food.

Help condition and preserve your bowl with mineral oil.

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MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (6), Frequent entertainer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6), Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (5)

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4.0

Beautiful

By 

from Grove City, OH

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

        Decorative Item

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was prompt and product was in good condition

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Beautiful

        By 

        from Middletown, New Jersey

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

          Very atttractive and unique bowl. I love that it was handmade.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Beautiful and Unique

          By 

          from Connecticut

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

            This is my second purchase of this product, the first bowl was bigger than the second but it's a beautiful item and I will likely buy it again.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Arrived quickly

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Wedding

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful and Unique

            By 

            from Connecticut

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

                Bought as gift. They enjoyed it very much for the beauty as a funtional and display piece. I will likely buy for myself and/or as a gift again.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Wedding

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Anniversary GIft

                By 

                from Ohio

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

                    Made a great unique gift for a 5 year wedding anniversary.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Anniversary

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    My bowl cracked

                    By 

                    from New York, NY

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • Breaks

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

                      One month after receiving this as a Christmas gift I noticed a long crack in the bowl....the crack runs up the side and halfway into the bowl. I live alone...have never put anything into the bowl and it cracked...this was a gift from my niece. When she called customer service, they gave her a difficult time...she is young and inexperienced in terms of handling these situations....I plan on calling in the next few days as this is unacceptable. I love the bowl but cannot understand how this happened...it definitely was not dropped.

                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      PERFECT Gift But BE CAREFUL!

                      By 

                      from New York

                      About Me Stylish

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Home Decor

                        Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

                        I LOVE this bowl. It was a birthday gift for my boyfriend's mom. I buy her gifts from uncommongoods every year & like so many other items that I have purchased in the past, this bowl is just so unique and gorgeous- especially in a rustic style home. Everyone always wonders where I find these amazing pieces.
                        The bowl is kept on a small table in the living room as a center piece and the only thing I should mention for future buyers is that lemons were kept in the bowl (still are) and a long vertical crack suddenly formed going down on one side of the bowl maybe a month after it was received. I am still giving this bowl 5 stars because it's gorgeous & I will simply never be sure if it cracked because of a defect OR because of the lemons that were kept inside/if someone simply dropped it and hasn't confessed! I'm not sure if it's possible for the acidity of the lemons to somehow seep through their skin and into the wood to cause the crack? My boyfriend is convinced that the lemons are the cause since the crack keeps getting longer. Also, the care/maintenance instructions were never followed- to wipe the wood with mineral oil. For those of you who are thinking of buying, the bowl is AMAZING! I highly recommend it. Just don't put lemons or any fruit in it! Stick to pine cones etc. as written in the details!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Birthday

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        lovely bowl

                        By 

                        from SATX

                        About Me Frequent Entertainer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gifts

                          Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

                          A lovely addition to the table, perfect as a fruit bowl. Seems very sturdy and well-made.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Self
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Beautiful bowl!

                          By 

                          from CT

                          About Me Bargain Hunter

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gifts

                            Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

                            My husband loves mangos and loves entertaining. This bowl makes a great center piece and conversation piece. I love that it's unique and real. The inside of the bowl is beautiful smooth and however the bark is applied and sealed onto the bowl seems very durable.

                            My only complaint is the seam where the bark is rejoined. It's glued on, which is useful, but the seam is a sort of off-white that doesn't match the bark. I just wish it were darker so it blended better. I may try painting it.

                            Overall the bowl is great!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Husband
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Birthday

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                            5.0

                            Great for entertaining

                            By 

                            from California

                            About Me Frequent Entertainer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Clean
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Catering
                              • Gifts
                              • Home Bar

                              Comments about MANGO WOOD BOWL WITH BARK:

                              I got this for my husband for our 5th Anniversary, he works with wood and he was very pleased with it, could not wait to put some nuts in it. Great gift!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Husband
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Anniversary

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                              Q and A

                              When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                              1078votes, 108 comments

                              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                              Mango wood isn't only beautiful, it's also a sustainable choice. Check out the product story to learn more about how mango trees that are no longer able to bear fruit become beautiful handmade bowls, then let us know if this dish has your vote!

                              mereselle
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              If the price was a tab lower, it would be perfect

                              Kim
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Very ugly, I can't imagine having this in my home or gifting it to someone else.

                              Cody
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I love it! But way overpriced

                              Bethany
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I think this is beautiful! I would love to have it in my home! I do wish the price tag was a little lower, though.

                              NM
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Love the idea, love the responsible harvesting of the trees. Do not love the unfinished outside of the bowl.... I can't imagine this would be at all easy to clean or care for to make this the functional piece I'd want it to be.

                              Alida
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              pricey! nice design though

                              Pamela
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I LOOOVE wood anything

                              Manreet
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              too expensive and many in shops already

                              Rachel
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I can't afford $40 for a salad bowl, at that price I will just eat it out of the bag. Neat idea though!

                              sp
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Way cute but price is way too high

                              Kathleen
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              beautiful piece

                              amal
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Not my style.

                              Celeste
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Good product

                              Stacy
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Who wants to eat out of a tree?

                              Carrie
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              The bowl is beautiful, but the bark makes it look impossible to keep clean and it's too expensive.

                              Sylvianne
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Yhis reminds me of being home in ther islands where I grew up.

                              Michaela
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I'm uncomfortable with the bark still being in place.

                              diana
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              A little pricy for a stump.....

                              Rachel
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I like the design of the bowl, something new and different. I think the shape of the trunk and the sculpting of the bowl complement each other very well and that makes a statement. It might seem expensive, but from the description, the price might be worth it. Hopefully, it could last a long time and save money in the long run...

                              Tierra
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              40dollars? for what?! i could seriously do this myself...sry but my opinion

                              baba
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Fabulous!

                              Christina
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Would be nice as a centerpiece

                              Tracy
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Unless somehow hardened...the outside..the bark...would be shedding

                              Jeanette
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Very cool bowl!

                              ashley
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Ooh! (delighted squeel)Aww. (mournfully puts it back as tooo expensive)

                              Deborah
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              not for me

                              clare
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              BUT I WOULDNT BUT IT

                              Terri
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Love it but price little high.

                              Olivia

                              its a t a good price point, i would buy it

                              Thomas
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I dont have any mango to put in it

                              Nancy
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I like it but the price is a little high

                              Joanne
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Beautiful, too expensive. Better if price was around $25

                              Bernadine
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I mangoes but I not use this bowl even if ot was free

                              Malorie
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              LOVE THIS!!!

                              Heather
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              love

                              jimmy
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              um the price is a lil much, plus it is a fashion wreck!!!

                              Anne
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              rough bark? not for my table

                              Joy
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              cute but would wait for it to be on sale

                              michelle
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              my brother could make these for me from wood in our back yard ... so I think the price is too high,

                              angela
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              doesnt look easy to actually use and a bit expensive

                              Erin
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I like the idea but it would be hard to keep clean on the outside and it is over priced.

                              Fr
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              It's got bark, and it bites.

                              joyceDAFFODIL
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              NO

                              rosalie
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              seriously, you are chopping down trees to make salad bowls?

                              Tammy
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Awesome and beautiful!

                              Lynne
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              salad, no, too messy. candy dish, maybe.

                              Knikki
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Beautiful, but over priced for salad bowl for me

                              Gail
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              i do not want to eat out of this

                              Susan
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              And you clean it HOW?

                              Janice
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Great product story-- great bowl!

                              a.
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              hard to stack

                              Valerie
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Very organic and more than just a salad bowl

                              katherine
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              MAYBE IF THE BARK WAS OFF MIGHT LIKE

                              Sandra
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              cute, but would be hard to clean, and would take up a lot of cupboard room, as they do not appear to stack inside each other. So, not interested.

                              lynn
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              one of a kind design

                              Adrienne
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              dumb

                              Rosallyn
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Do I clean it with Pledge or dishwashing detergent? This is an expensive dust magnet.

                              janis
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              too high

                              LAURA
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              1) overpriced2) allergen concern, mango is related to poison ivy, if a salad which contains acid items (i.e. tomatoes, fruit or salad dressing) allergen may be released

                              Laura
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Cool!

                              Jennifer
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Love anything in wood but way too expensive.

                              Carol
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I love the bowl but the price is too high

                              sally
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              not really appealing to eat out of

                              carol
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              costly

                              Connie
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Attractive

                              Kathie

                              great

                              Eva
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Love the bowl, hate the price

                              Juliet
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              You folks need a better proofreader: "but after its harvested"

                              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                              Thanks for catching that, Juliet! We'll update the copy. Also, to those of you with care questions, we're working on getting some more information. We'll let you know when we find out.

                              Ray
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Expensive! Maybe for four!!!

                              Info
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              These days, when a handmade product from another country, such as this, is advertised, we can be *sure* that the "Product Story" would highlight if it was fair trade, or a protected native group, or safety of workers and protection of environment. That sort of stuff. The fact that you haven't tells me this is probably of some average quality, average craftsmanship, mass produced by hand item. Therefore, it should be ignored by would-be purchsers until this company shares a little good news about the origin and life of this item.

                              Ruth
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Way too small and too expensive for sure - Thumbs Down

                              leah
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I think its pretty, but imagine the bark/crevices being tough to clean

                              Sandy

                              This takes me back to a bowl my mother had when I was little, therefore I would love to buy it. But it's a little pricy. Would look better for nuts, snacks, as you stated.

                              Cindy
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Just not pleasing to my eye.

                              Cheryl
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              not my style

                              Avis
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I love wood items--it's a nature thing for me.

                              cassie
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Very nice. I like it.

                              debra
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              awesome

                              Trisha
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Beautiful!

                              Samantha
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Love this, but a little pricey for me.

                              halley
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              good idea

                              britt
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              A tad too pricey for me but such a wonderful idea.

                              RENEE
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Should have left it in the forest

                              Kathy
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              very unique and "earthy"

                              Patricia
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              no thanks

                              Rachel
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              really neat!

                              Ally
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Just no. No. Please, make it stop.

                              Lisa
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              Nice concept but uh..definitely too expensive. Seriously?

                              Autumn
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              way too expensive

                              K
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I love wood bowls, but this one doesn't look appetizing.

                              Karen
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              no

                              lauri
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              strange

                              Lori
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              How would you clean it???

                              Karen
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Love the bowl, but I wouldn't buy it because it's too expensive.

                              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                              Thanks for all of the comments and questions, voters! While the bowl isn't dishwasher safe, it can easily be cleaned with mild soap and water. It is finished with a food-safe sealant, but to be safe, it's best for use with dry foods--such as fruit, popcorn, or candy. The bowls are handcrafted by a fair trade artisans from small communities in South East Asia, and are made using sustainable mango wood. Thanks again for all of the questions and comments. Keep them coming!

                              Lucille
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I would like this if it were less costly and the outside of the product had the same graininess and finish.

                              Millie
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I would not want to eat out of a tree trunk

                              Linda
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              I might put nuts in it, but not salad

                              paula
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              Love this. I have a very large hand carved salad bowl carved out of madrone but it is so much lighter looking. Nice to know the background of the forests. How about a big serving size salad bowl instead. Am concerned about the bark coming off over time.

                              ANNE
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I SO WANT THIS !!!

                              amanda
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              odd

                              katherine
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              just dont like it

                              Kim
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I know that natural materials and handcrafted items typically cost more, but I wouldn't spend $40 on this bowl - even though I really like it.

                              Stephanie
                              Vote: Thumbs down!

                              it looks like it would be hard to clean the outside because it's unfinished.. but i love the idea.

                              Julie
                              Vote: Thumbs up!

                              I love this! It is hard to invision the size of it though. If it is large, it is priced well.

                              megan

                              Love it!

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