kava bowl (bowl (narcotics & intoxicants: drinking))

Four-legged kava bowl, vesi (Intsia bijuga) wood with sennit rope, and 10 large egg cowrie shells attached, two of which are broken.

A kava bowl (tanoa) dating to the 1890s/1900 from Kabara in Lau. Four-legged tanoa with an everted rim, pointed concave triangular lug and a thick chained cord. To the cord, white cowrie shells are attached in a group of four, another group of four, a group of three and a single one (much damaged). There may have been further shells on the end. This bowl has been used.

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