These hard carved tanoa, or kava bowls, are made of vesi wood
by Fijian craftspeople in the same style used for thousands of years. Each bowl is unique and can contain
small variations and tool marks made by the artist who created it. We normally carry two basic designs: a
natural brown wood bowl with a hand carved design around the rim stained in
black; and an entirely black bowl with hand carved design around the rim. Both styles also have mother of pearl
insets. The black stain used is a food
grade natural plant tannin.
Bowls typically come in 12 inch, 14 inch, 15 inch, and 16
inch sizes. If your desired size
is not available, please call us to make a request or check back in a month or
two; new shipments arrive frequently.