Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-170443

Description

Small wood bowl or calabash from Hawaii, known as an umeke. Polished with a shiny patina inside and out. There are a few spots of lighter wood as well as a crack. The crack has been repaired using a traditional method of inserting an hourglass-shaped plug. Umeke are highly esteemed and are frequently passed down as 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

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

2 (H), 5 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2075

Reference Notes

Bishop Museum Art Conservation Handout. On Bishop Museum website.

Places

Hawaii (United States)