food bowl

 
Creation date
Materials
wood
Dimensions
4 3/4 x 5 x 5 in.
Credit line
Gift of Eliza M. Niblack
Accession number
30.242
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These bowls are used for poi, a food made from pounded taro root. The bowls are carved of wood that does not readily split, is easy to carve and resists insect damage. An artist may work on several at one time, and shaping and smoothing could take months to complete. In former times, each household owned several bowls of different sizes, and they often became important family heirlooms.

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