An ancient stone pounder used by native Hawaiian people to make poi, a pudding like dish, created by smashing and then fermenting taro root. Hand crafted from basalt stone, this example has fine patina and color veins in the stone. Approx. 8 by 5 inches, good condition, a couple small chips around the pounding edge as expected. A very fine form object from Native Polynesia.
Note: the actual patina and color is slightly darker in person than the photos.
|Dealer||Brant Mackley Gallery|
|Date:||18th century or before|
|Origin||Hawaii, United States|
|Artist/Maker||Native Hawaiian people|
|Measurements||8 by5 inches|
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|Contact||Brant Mackley, 717-554-2176 or firstname.lastname@example.org|