Oil Dish 16 Inch
> The traditional dish is hand-carved from a single piece of vesi wood (Intsia bijuga). These dishes are made in extremely inventive forms, with or without legs, in oval, round, trough-shaped, spade-shaped and even anthropomorphic form. They are often intricately ornamented with the same tattoo designs that are featured on clubs and spears.Traditional dishes served ritual, religious and domestic purposes.
> This vesi oil dish, generically known as Daveniyaqona, is a priest’s inspirational yaqona dish which was filled with in olden days and the posssessed priest would kneel to suck up the yaqona from it throough a tubular wooden or hollow cane ‘drinking straw’.
> This oil dish is hand carved from vesi wood and is 16 inches in length and 8.5 inches wide.
> A beautiful piece which can be part of your home decor or a gift for someone.
JackÂs The Original products are individually hand-crafted by local artisans using the best available materials. Each piece is unique and may have slight variations in size, shape, colour and finish.
Â Avoid direct sunlight or bright lights, which can fade finishes and colours.
Â Avoid placing near a fireplace or other heat source.
Â Avoid cleaning with harsh chemicals, simply wipe gently with a damp cloth or dust with a clean, natural bristle brush.
Â Do not immerse in water.
Â May be polished with wood wax or neutral polish monthly.
To maintain the original appearance of this dish, we encourage it to be used for decorative purposes only.