A Colonial staple, dough bowls are both beautiful and functional. In the 1800s these hand-carved wooden bowls were originally passed down from mother to daughter and utilized frequently, since they were (and continue to be) the perfect spot to let bread dough rest and rise. The high sides of the dough bowl protect it from any draft and the wood retains the heat from the yeast, thus keeping the dough nice and warm. If you have already started your collection or are looking to start one, let Jas. Townsend & Son teach you how to identify and care for your vessel. Feel free to send in any photos of your own dough bowls…we can’t get enough of them!