Antique Attie Rustic Wood Dough Bowl

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Beautiful Rustic carved and Faceted Attie wood bowl.
Charcoal Black finish.

Dimensions: 4 "h x 11" diameter
Condition: Good - one hairline crack- visible in last 2 photos.

A vintage attie wood bowl from the Ivory Coast circa 1980. The Attie belong to the larger ethnic group of the Akan. This bowl would traditionally be used for making atcheki, a starchy tuber which is pounded into a couscous consistency and usually served with meat or fish dishes. Hand carved from a single block of wood. This bowl can be both functional or enjoyed as a object d'arte.

The eastern coast of the Côte d'Ivoire comprises the area of lagoons. The population here is divided into twelve language groups with the Attie or Akye being one of them. The Akye numbering 55,000 constitute a part of the Akan group of ethnicities. Before colonization each village was autonomous and, when threatened, they united to form a 'confederation'. Usually these people are not governed by chiefs, although a man's social position is determined by his age.

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