Kava bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-174825

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

Descriptive Terms

bowls (vessels)
cookware
wood (plant material)
Fijian
Bowl

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

E47,122
FD252

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

8 1/4 (H), 26 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2618

Places

Fiji