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    Posted 3 years ago

    iansssss
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    Unknown maker Antique Native American Indian ? Hawaiian ? Wood bowl13"wide 5" tall Wood type? age ? Uses?
    Update
    This turned out to be Antique West African Bowl Akan Baule and is now on the net

    Mystery Solved

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    1. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 3 years ago
      Can definitely say it's old by looking at the repairs. Neat bowl.
    2. slackjack, 3 years ago
      looks like Hawaiian koa wood.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Yeah - I was going to say Koa Poi bowl. The flared shape is unusual, though, and it's rather thick. And those are not Naive repairs (They use butterflies). The decoration is definitely Polynesian, IMO.
    4. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      iansssss - post in the second category of Hawaiiana.
    5. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Now that I look closer - I'm not so sure. Koa wood (calabash) has much more 'character', more beauty and is not black. The bottom of this is too round, too.
    6. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      The decoration STILL looks polynesian to me, however. Oh - and I meant those are not NATIVE repairs, not naive! This looks like it was used over fire, blackening the exterior. And the exterior is not smooth enough or polished, as a koa poi bowl would be.

      Google image search: antique koa poi bowl.
    7. rusticross rusticross, 3 years ago
      Reminds me of a smaller wood bowl that I have shared on CW. Is there any metal spikes in bowl or might have fallen out?
    8. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      The OP will never be back. Iwonder where he is located. Looks like Appalachia, or somewhere in the south.
    9. iansssss, 3 years ago
      Thank you all for your interest. Its from Africa and I have updated the info.
    10. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      Mark it Mystery Solved. Thanks, OP! (Change your title & category)

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