A CASUARINA COAST CEREMONIAL SAGO FOOD BOWL
Provenance: Loed van Bussel, Amsterdam
Asmat bowls are made of softwood or bark in the shape of a leaf sheaths of the sago palm or a large leaf. Bowls made of solid soft wood are manufactured only in Central Asmat, the Casuarina coast to the south, and in Northwestern Asmat.
This bowl has a blackened old patina and old traces of use. In the inside white traces of the Sago food.
Casuarina coast, Coastal Asmat, West Papua
Blackened wood, 66 x 10 cm, 19th Century, Good condition.
Price: € 950,-