This was apparently bought back to New Zealand from 'The Islands' in the 1920's. It is of Samoan origin and is an unusual light brown colour with 15 legs. Diameter is 10". Quite an unusual Kava Bowl. The rim is carved and has had Lime inserted into the pattern. There is an old repair in the bowl....possibly from a wood knot or just age cracking.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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