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.
Thank you for your interest in my curated selection of rare and unusual pieces! We have taken pride for over 20 years in our excellent reputation, and strive to satisfy our clients' exact needs. Please note that we take great care in accurately describing our items, and we support that with a money back guarantee. If you receive a product that is not as described, we will promptly refund the cost once the item has been returned in good order. If you have any questions or require further images/information in order to make a decision please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thanks and Best Regards,
David Dixon and the Strange Imports Team