Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-170430

Description

Wood bowl, or umeke, with polished interior and exterior surfaces. From Hawaii, also referred to as "calabash." Two hourglass-shaped plugs have been inserted to hold together a cracked surface - a traditional method of repair. A small Hawaiian royal coat of arms has been affixed to the outer surface. Umeke are highly esteemed and are frequently passed down as family heirlooms.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bowls (vessels)
wood (plant material)
Hawaiian
Bowl

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD283

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Hawaii, Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

4 1/4 x 4 (HxD), 8 7/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2077

Reference Notes

Bishop Museum Art Conservation Handout on museum website

Places

Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii (United States)