Fine Handcarved 1800s Kou Wood Bowl ex. Irving Jenkins Collection
An incredible old Native Hawaiian kou wood poi bowl, or “umeki poi,” handcarved and with native butterfly repairs.
Measurements: 10 1/2″ diameter at mouth, 6″ height. 3/8″ wide lip. Weighs 2 lbs, 13.1 oz.
Provenance: From the personal collection of Hawaii-born scholar, artist and appraiser Irving Jenkins, author of “The Hawaiian Calabash” (1989, University of Hawaii Press) and touring appraiser for Antiques Roadshow on PBS. A COA will be provided with this item.