The story behind alms bowl making

Alms bowls form an integral part of a Buddhist monk’s possessions.
Given by the faithful to those pursuing the teachings of the Lord Buddha, an alms bowl is commonly made out of 8 strips of metal, representing the Eightfold Path, hammered and blackened until it shines.
This labour-intensive process assures that no alms bowl looks and feels the same and are by many considered a form of art in its own right.

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