African Tribal Art - Bowl, Nabeul, Tunisia

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Chqâla, bowl
Nabeul, Tunisia
16.5” (42 cm) in diameter, is 6” (15.2 cm) high
Second half 20th century

This large festive bowl, chqla, was made in Nabeul, Tunisia. These were used at family dinners, often containing the couscous. It is said that the fish motif and the yellow/green colors symbolize water and freedom. It's in very nice condition but for a little glaze loss on the fish and some edge chips.




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