Traditionally, bowls such as these were used to hold kola nuts (obi) as offerings of hospitality, which were given to visitors as a gesture of
welcome, and friendship. Often the guest and others present would chew kola while conversing.
Called an "Opon Igede Ifa" or "Olumeye".
The kneeling position is a gesture of respect, devotion, and submission. "Olumeye" means "one who knows respect".
A with most African art it is carved from a single piece of wood.
Height: 40" and width and depth: 15 1/4".