Tami Island Artist (New Guinea)
This is a contemporary version of a Tami Island ceremonial bowl. Bride-wealth gifts exchanged at marriage ceremonies, these intricately carved hardwood bowls were used for food distribution at feasts and rituals.
Ex Morgan Oakes Gallery, San Francisco
14″ high x 12″ wide x 4″ deep
16.5″ high on a 9.5″ x 4″ stand