Tanoa - Kava Bowl

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Tanoa is hand carved from a block of Vesi wood. This was introduced by craftsmen in the 1700,s and came into widespread use in the mid nineteenth century. It is central to Yagona (Kava Kava) rituals where Yagona is mixed with water within the bowl, strained and serviced with due ceremony in coconut shell cups. The suspension lug of bowl with its suspension cord (Not Included) is faced towards the highest Chief present.

Prior to using a Tanoa for mixing Yagona the Tanoa should be dipped in water for a week and then thoroughly dried. This will avoid the wood cracking.

Our Kava bowls are 16" / 40.7cm width X 5" / 12.8cm height.

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