Queen & Commonwealth
 
Kava bowl
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 92529

Kava bowl

1982

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On a visit to Fiji in November 1982, The Queen was presented with this carved wooden kava bowl. The kava bowl is used in the traditional Fijian welcome ceremony during which the honoured guest drinks a ceremonial cup of yangona, prepared from pounded roots of the kava plant.