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Kava bowl

2006.44.2618 (RS180570)

Description

Massive round kava bowl with four round legs and a hanging bracket, carved from one piece of wood. From Fiiji or Tonga. The inside of the bowl is smooth and polished. Kava is a drink used throughout the Pacific Islands for sacred, ceremonial and social purposes. It is refered to as yaqona in Fiji.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Fiji
Descriptive terms
Bowl
bowls (vessels)
cookware
Fijian
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
8 1/4 (H), 26 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2618
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
174825

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