Gourd Water Bottle

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-170760

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

Descriptive Terms

bottles
bottles
gourd
Bottle

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,142

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

13 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1144

Places

Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii county (Hawaii) [county]