Deep round bowl on four cylindrical legs. Staining on the inside of this bowl indicates it has been used for yaqona, and is a much admired feature. A triangular lug, mata ni tanoa, is always a part of the bowl. A sinnet fibre cord, magimagi, passed through a hole in this lug, and present here, is used to hang the bowl while not in use or, for ceremonial purposes a long cord, wa ni tanoa, with white cowrie shells, buli leka, points from the lug to the ranking participant or honoured guest in the yaqona ceremony.
Reg. Number: X14888
Acquistion Details: Purchased from W. Simmonds, 1908
Dimensions: H.155mm Diam.440mm
MV Collection object