Bowl, Kauai Island, Hawaii
'umeke la'au pakaka
Wood (probably kou)
diameter 8in (20.3cm)
Mauna Kea Gallery, Hawaii
Private Collection, Massachusetts
A finely hand-carved bowl, most likely made exclusively for the ali'i, of deeply hollowed, round form with multiple indigenous "butterfly" (pewa) repairs to the surface; fine varied brown patina.
- Please note: The image in the printed catalog for lot 64 is incorrect. It is the image for lot 65.