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Calabasa bowl 1985

RCIN 92167

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This bowl from Belize is made of a coconut shell and painted with palm trees, boats and birds. Calabasa bowls of this type are used as drinking vessels, water coolers or wall decorations.

It was presented to Queen Elizabeth II by the People of Dangriga during her official visit to Belize, 9–11 October 1985.