Wooden biscuit bowls, also called dough bowls, were a standard household accessory in the kitchens of our ancestors. Most often these hand-carved bowls were used for nothing but biscuits. I inherited this one from my mother. She said it originally belonged to her grandmother and it was passed down to her mother. I feel so blessed to have this precious heirloom as part of my family collection! It is probably close to a century old, if not more. I'm curious about the type of wood it was carved from- it is a soft, velvety wood, or has it become soft from aging? I would like to one day take it to an antique expert and get more information on it. I can just "picture" my great grandma standing in her kitchen with her hands in this bowl, turning and kneading dough for homemade biscuits- there's just no telling how many biscuits took form in this old wooden bowl.