Papua, Asmat, Sago dish made by Censimipic
140 cm
The larger bowls are used to accommodate the daily meal of roasted sago dough. During festivals the larvae of the Capricorn beetle or sago worms are held in these containers. The elongated bowls are reminiscent of small canoes with carved prows.
Traditional bowls have an ancestral head that faces the interior of the bowl, so the faces could be seen during the consumption of food.
Collected between 1956 and 1960 in situ
With collection number of Tropenmuseum