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  • Other Name

    Bowl (English)

  • Description

    Aū'a. Bowl. Carved from a single piece of ra'au (wood), oval in shape and with a rounded base. The pouring lip is pointed and angular. There is a protruding nut with a suspension hole drilled through the centre. A cord of twisted coconut sennit is threaded through the suspension hole and tied into a loop. The wood is unpolished and of medium density and tone.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    19 Oct 1931
  • Other Id

    16798 (ethnology)

    6150 (Bishop Museum)

  • Department
Aū'a, 1931.533, 16798, 6150, Photographed by Denise Baynham,… … Read more

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