African Zulu Meat Platter Wood Carved 5 - South Africa
Traditional Wood Carved Zulu Ugqoko, rectangular platter with rounded edges, 4 columnar legs, this platter sits sleekly in its serving position. The design is seen when the platters are hanging on the fence waiting to be filled with its succulent meat. Each meat platter design is unique to an area or family.
The rich patina on the bottom and handles of the platter are obtained by the constant saturation of fat for roasting meat. The top which holds the meat always has cutting or scraping marks.
This tribal meat platter is used to carry, cook and serve meat, especially during rituals and ceremonial feasts. There is still a very smoky smell on the wood. Hand crafted in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, this vintage platter is from the 1950s.
PLEASE VIEW CLOSE-UP OF THE HANDLE TO SHOW CRACK IN HANDLE
Approximate Dimensions: 22" L X 9" W X 3" H