This is a Fabulous Large Round Hand Carved Wood Kava Bowl Supported with four Short Legs from the Tribal People of Lau Islands, Fiji. This Bowl has Two Large White Large Cowrie Shells Attached to One Side with a Long Braided Fiber Rope and at the end of this Rope is a Third Cowrie Shell. Large bowls of this kind are cut from a single block of wood, and were for the mixing of kava a drink made from the roots and stems of the pepper bush mixed with water. Kava is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity, and is very much a drink of social function and of ceremony. In the eighteenth century the Tongan style of kava preparation, a public chiefly ritual was spreading into eastern and coastal Fiji. These bowls were distributed by exchange throughout the region. It is said that the small lug beneath the rim was felt for by the girl preparing kava to orient the bowl.
This is a wonderful kava bowl to compliment your collection or home.
This bowl shows age, one Cowrie Shell is broken, bu overall in good condition.
18" Across Whole Bowl
14 1/4" Bowl Radius
44" Rope with 3 Conch Shells
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