This hand formed bowl is beautifully functional piece of art. It is made of stoneware and with it's high fire glaze it will last for generations. The Maize Bread Bowl measures 12 inches across and is 3 inches deep. The Cherokees would have used a bowl like this to grind the maize into flour, most likely using a stone. They used this flour to make bread.
In the Southeast Region of the United States the Cherokee Nation of Native Americans are predominate. Their pottery, which served in their daily lives, is truly their best written history. With little or no written records, Cherokee pottery served as their legacy. It holds spiritual connections, tribal customs and the ways of the lives of many of our own ancestors. Artisans are the original keepers of history.