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Bowl with pokerwork designs

1992.0089.0021

Bowl with pokerwork designs

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Physical description

Black and brown oblong wooden carrying bowl. Burnt engraved designs cover the entire exterior of object. The design consists of a large central concentric circle of seven separate bands. The band around the edge is made of continuous consecutive overlapping arcs which head anti clockwise. At either end there are two areas divided into three segments. The middle segment has rows of overlapping arcs and the two outer are spotted. The bands of concentric circle consist of two patterns. Bands of overlapping arcs and bands of spots which alternate consecutively.

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