Ancient Hawaiian Native Poi Pounder

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
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Price $950
Contact Brant Mackley, 717-554-2176 or

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