Wooden bowl, black, inlaid with nautilus shell. Has two curving handles at each end and a round foot of the same material.
INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander bowl wood
L325 x W137 x H110 mm
Wood, Nautilus Shell.
History and use
This bowl from the Solomon Islands features a nautilus shell inlay design. Many bowls like this depict birds in some way, linking with ancestral and/or totemic spirits and with stories.