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

Shallow circular kava bowl, with four short cylindrical legs and a distinctive lug carved into a semicircular form which is crossed by a cuboidal form. The former is pierced twice and the latter one to permit the attachment of a rope of a coconut fibre cordage. The cord has since become detached. The bowl has been split on one side before the collection and has an indigenous Fijian repair in evidence involving a piercing in wither side of the crack, the insertion of a small wooden fillet underneath the rip and a neat lashing of coconut fibre cordage through the two holes.

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