Kamana or Sago Bowl

  • A1300-091
  • Kamana or Sago Bowl
  • Sawos People
  • East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
  • 20th C.
  • Incised Pottery with Pigments
  • 11'' DIA x 3.5'' H
  • $1,195
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  • These food bowls, called kamana, originate from the Sawos people in East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Women construct and fire the vessels while men decorate them using chip-carving techniques and natural pigment paints. Despite their elaborate decorations, the bowls are used for everyday meals, propped up by a circular ring of plaited cane. When not in use, they are kept inverted so their designs can be appreciated.
A1300-091 – Kamana or Sago Bowl
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