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Name/Title Bowl
Primary Maker Wagore, Stanley
Classification Bowl, Marriage/Wedding Objects/Ceremonial Artifacts/08 Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Department Ethnology
Brief Description The female figure holding this bowl has just been bought as a bride and is going out with a bowl of Susugu pudding (made from mashed Taro and yam, banana, coconut milk and nuts), so as not to leave her house empty-handed. Initially brides were taken to the house of their parents in law. The husband later moved into the house of the bride and her parents. There is al life-like rendition of arm-bands or tattoos and lugs through the woman's ear-lobes.
Measurements 210 x 350 x 124mm HxWxD
Media/Materials Wood coated with traditional lacquer composed of charcoal mixed with resin. Nautilus shell inlay.
Production Place Solomon Islands
Generic Origin Melanesian/Oceania
Collection Mead Collection/Solomon Island/Ethnology
Accession Date 1973
Credit Line Collection Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession No 1973/49/44
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