Lot: 53

96th Auction

Kava bowl "tanoa"

Fidji Islands

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old English Collection M: 4.5 inch x 13.8 inch x 9.4 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, crack, minor missing parts

This beautiful bowl with signs of age and usage was intended for everyday use.

"Kava" is a traditional drink consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia. It is made from the "Piper Methysticum" plant (also known as "intoxicating pepper").

Hooper, Steven, Fiji, Norwich 2016, p. 216 ff.