Umete in rosewood hand carved by an artist from the island of Fatu Hiva.
Handmade sculpture from the island of Fatu Hiva.
Each piece is unique. (UMR17-1)
The "umete" is a carved wooden container with a smooth inner surface that can be decorated on the outer surface. There are different sizes and many different shapes of umete.
The Marquesas Islands
The Marquesas Islands are located in the north of the South Pacific about 1400 km of Tahiti. They form the Marquesas archipelago which is one of the five archipelagos of French Polynesia. Craftsmanship occupies an essential place there and Marquis sculptors are recognized among the best of Oceania and the world. Their preferred materials are wood, stone and bone. To make their wood sculptures, they mainly use noble woods such as the miro (rosewood of Oceania) or the Tou (walnut of Oceania).