Ifuago Wooden Ritual Bowl/Zoomorphic

Ifuago Wooden Ritual Bowl/Zoomorphic

SKU: #77065
$899.00Price

Strong patina on this Ifugao ritual zoomorphic shaped bowl called "kinahu" - meaning "in the shape of a beast".

Some "kinahu" were used for ceremonial purposes, while most of them served as meat containers or for storing pure salt

 

 

Provenance

Estate of Diplomat/Manila/1970

 

Reference

Anderson, pp. 175 ff.; Ramon Tapales, pp. 39, 86–87