Tanoa Full Carved Brown 18 Inch
> Tanoa is a traditional and highly respected piece of Fijian culture and our history. This was introduced by craftsman in the 1700s and into widespread use in the mid-19th century. It is central to yaqona rituals where yaqona is mixed with water within the bowl, strained and several with due ceremony in a coconut shell cups. Tanoas have a triangular lug (mata) with a hole through which a woven coconut fibre cord (magimagi) is attached, allowing the bowl to be hung up while not in use. For ceremonial purposes, the cord is decorated with white cowrie shells (buli leka) and is laid out along the ground toward the guest of honour.
The ritual of drinking yaqona still remains one of the most significant ceremonies performed in Fijian society.
> This Tanoa is a four legged wooden bowl hand carved from a single piece of vesi wood, which is scientifically named as Intsia bijuga and of size 18 inch and with Mother of Pearl inlaid.
> Now highly respected as an amazing addition to home decor or a special occasion gift.
Jacks 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.
Tanoas can be preserved for many years, provided that they are given some basic care and attention.
Since wood is a porous material, changes in humidity and temperature levels will cause it to expand or contract. This can lead to the formation of cracks, gaps in joints and coatings or finishes becoming cracked or brittle.
We cannot guarantee that this tanoa will not crack, as this is the nature of wood while it dries out. However, these tips aim to minimize any preventable damage.
Store the tanoa in your home where it is protected from the extremes of temperature and humidity.
Avoid direct sunlight or bright lights, which can fade finishes and colours.
Avoid placing near a fireplace or other heat source.
Avoid cleaning with harsh chemicals.
To maintain the original appearance of this tanoa, we encourage it to be used for decorative purposes only.