‘Howar' ceremonial pot

 A lidded pot turned from elm, with burr and natural edge. The pot has been carved, ebonized and stained with red to give it an aged look. The inside of the bowl has been left natural showing the grain and burr of the elm. The lid finial is turned from Tagua nut (vegetable ivory).

Inside is a hollowed ‘petrosphere’ (inspired by the stone balls found on Neolithic sites) turned from boxwood with a hand threaded elm and boxwood lid. Set on a red jute ring.

Was this used as a ceremonial pot with anointing oil held in the ‘petrosphere’ within, who knows you decide.

Oiled and waxed finish.

Pot 85mm x 190mm∅

‘Petrosphere' 70mm x 80mm