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Gourd Water Bottle

2006.44.1144 (RS183062)

Description

Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottle, or ipu hue wai pawehe. The large, spherical bottom with elongated and narrow neck is typical of bottles used for households, The gourd is polished smooth and covered with panels of decorative zigzag patterns along its sides, with a hexagonal shape holding a central star at the bottom. There is a small opening at the top of the neck.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.). Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
bottles
Object type
Container
Places
Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii county (Hawaii) [county]
Descriptive terms
Bottle
bottles
gourd
Dimensions
13 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1144
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
170760

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