Vendors of Wooden Bowls, Samarkand

Wooden bowls are still used in many locations throughout Central and South Asia. Obviously they are hardy, and able to withstand a rough lifestyle to which the clientele of such things adhered. Sedentary urban gentry would hardly be caught using such rustic things, so I assume these were made for a lower class of people who must have frequented the bazaars of Samarkand as well.