Like Kava and its fellow canoe plants, the spirit of this bowl has been carried far and wide across the South Pacific. On many islands it is known as a TĀNOA or Kumete, while in Hawaii it may also be called a Kanoa. It may have four legs or many more; the nature of its ‘face’ may vary. Despite these differences, it is used across the islands to mix and serve the traditional kava drink, and is commonly the centerpiece of the kava ceremony, making it a vessel for more than just the concoction itself. Consider, for example, that it is often found with an attached woven copra cord, an 'umbilical cord' which is both tether to the spirit world and a marker for the guest of honor.
These hand crafted Tanoas are made with acacia wood and offer a sustainable alternative to traditional woods such as teak or vesi. Their traditional design and excellent durability make the bowl a true collector item, but most importantly, they offer an affordable opportunity to share in the ceremonial kava experience. These food safe bowls can be easy cleaned using warm water and gentle soap if you feel necessary.
Please note that they are NOT dishwasher safe and should be kept away from boiling water and freezing temperature to assure the bowl can stay with you and your family for many years and ceremonies to come.
15 inches wide and 6 inches deep.