Zulu Food Platter - Hand carved (41-09)


This is extra ordinary Old Zulu Wood Carved Tray or Platter from South Africa. This tray is carved out of a single piece hard wood. Such trays were used with great formality to serve different types of foods.  

This wonderful handcrafted wooden Zulu platter is known by the local Zulu people as an ugqoko. The wood used does vary but in most cases the Zulu would use the Kiaat wood that is found locally in South Africa. The Zulu serving plate is an important item that is in daily use today and has handles on the side of the food platter for easy handling. The platters are often times placed upside down over another platter to act as a cover.

A crack in the centre is part of its history and is not fragile it seems very sturdy. 

Size:  60cm x 26cm

 

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