Large round ceramic water jar or bottle, encircled with knotted netting allowing the container to be suspended. Pottery is made by the paddle-and-anvil technique whereby a slab of clay is hand moulded to the general shape desired then paddled to the final shape and thickness against a stone anvil placed inside the pot. The finished pot is allowed to dry in the shade to a leather hardness and is then baked in an open fire. While still hot a resin made from the dakua tree (a species of kauri pine) is applied to the pot giving it a glazed appearance. This type of container held water for use in cooking or for the preparation of yaqona.
Reg. Number: X2163
Acquistion Details: Acquisition details unknown
Dimensions: Diam.265mm H.265mm
MV Collection object