Cava schaal a.jpg
Cava schaal.jpg

A fine and large Fijian Kava bowl or tanoa


Polynesia, early 19th century

Overall with a very attractive dark brown patina and traces of usage.

Diam. 64 cm

The bowl on four legs was used to make kava, with a 'mask' to the front for decoration, but also to hang the bowl when it was not in use.