This offering bowl is inspired by Teke Masks. The Teke people are situated within the upper Ogowe region in Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon. The word teke means 'to buy'. They were mainly merchant traders dealing specifically in maize, millet and tobacco.
The Teke are very spiritual people. They created these masks to be worn by members of the Kidumu society during traditional dancing ceremonies such as wedding, funeral and initiation ceremonies. It is a great honor to participate in ceremony as a dancer. Channeling the ancestors and gods through masked dancing materializes blessings and good energy into the human realm.
This hand thrown, hand carved and painted bowl can be used to enhance your sacred and magical work. Prepare dishes for the alter, offer water, herbs, flowers or loose incense, or recharge your crystals; the possibilities are endless.
The bowl can also be filled with hot or cold liquids. It is food safe but should not be placed in the oven. Painted with nontoxic glazes. Hand wash only.
Height: 4.5 in (11.43 cm)
Diameter: 7.3 in (18.54 cm)