APIA NIE : BOL DE WUVULU - BOWL FROM WUVULU... - Lot 37 - Art Richelieu - Castor Hara

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APIA NIE : BOL DE WUVULU - BOWL FROM WUVULU... - Lot 37 - Art Richelieu - Castor Hara
APIA NIE : BOL DE WUVULU - BOWL FROM WUVULU Ile de Wuvulu (ou Ile Aua), PNG - Wuvulu Island (or Aua Island), PNG Bois, vieilles réparations indigènes -Wood with old indigenous repairs, L : 78 cm La forme unique de ces bols faits pour récolter le lait de coco, exprime bien l'esthétique particulière de la Micronésie, au goût prononcé pour les formes minimalistes. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, la Collection Rockefeller (n°1979.206.1428)- « The unique hourglass-shaped bowls, called apia nie, created on the islands of Wuvulu and Aua north of New Guinea embody the spare, minimalist aesthetic of Micronesian art. Still made today, apia nie are used specifically to collect coconut milk, extracted by squeezing balls of grated coconut meat over the bowl. The wide, shallow ends of the bowls curve gently downward toward the deeper center, in which the freshly squeezed liquid collects » See : MMA, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller (1979.206.1428)
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