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20th C. Hawaiian Koa Wood Footed Bowl, Natural Edge

Oceania/Polynesia, Hawaiian Islands, ca. late 20th century CE. A stunning natural edge bowl made from koa, a type of acacia that is found only in Hawaii. The lighter wood stitching is made of bamboo. The wood seems to glow from within and the artist has used the natural form of the plant to create a true work of art. From the artist: "This bowl was a delicate turning because the three lobes divided by bark had a tendency to explode during the turning process. I was able to keep the koa wood intact throughout the process and stitched the wood during the finishing stage. The koa is stable and will not split any further… This is a beautiful bowl idea for a center piece in a table setting." Size: 14" W x 10.5" H (35.6 cm x 26.7 cm)

Condition: Beautiful patina on surface. What appear to be losses are a natural part of the wood and the piece is stable. The wood has been shellacked.

Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection

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