Kava Bowl

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Kava Bowl

Samoa Islands.

Tanoa fai’ava

Carved wood
19th or early 20th century
Diameter: 19 ¾ in. (50.5 cm)

Samoa Kava Bowl 50.5 cm/ Galerie Flak Price on request
Tanoa fai‘ava (kava bowls) were used to mix powdered roots of the kava (‘ava) plant with water. ‘ava drink was ritually prepared and served from the tanoa fai’ava during formal occasions.
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