Océanie

Grand bol à kava Tanoa

Iles Fidji

Bois sculpté, réparations indigènes
19ème siècle

Hauteur : 25.5 cm
Largeur: 76 cm

Publié: Polynésie, Paris, 2011, p. 50-51

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Central Polynesia
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As stated by Steven Hooper for the British Museum, large bowls of this kind (tanoa or kumete ni yaqona), cut from a single block, were for the mixing of kava (kava in Tongan; yaqona, pronounced yanggona, in Fijian), a drink made from the roots and stems of the pepper bush Piper methysticum, mixed with water.

The metal indigenous repairs on the bowl and the legs are paerticularly noteworthy.