This is gorgeous Carved and Incised feast and ceremonial bowl from Papua New Guinea. The introduction of the outboard motor stimulated trade activities and the production of wooden bowls, but when canoes were dependent on the winds to return home. These bowls were, and still are, economically important as they provide the carvers with an extra income as well as being used during ceremonial village feasts and being an essential part of the traditional bride price. This gorgeous bowl has lime rubbed into the the etching to enhance the design. This would be a fabulous piece for your table and to display in your home.Late 20th-Century 45 Inches Long 38.5 Inches Bowl Length 6 1/4 Inches Tall 12 Inches Wide 3 1/4 Inches Bowl Depth AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA G399. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in this country: US.
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