Ugqoko Zulu Double Platter


These two antique platters, from the Zulu People of South Africa, are hand-carved from a single piece of dense hard wood. They hold an important ritual role as they were reserved for serving meat only, designed to be both decorative and functional. The 'Ugqoko' style often consists of two bowls linked by a centre beam, featuring unique shapes, sometimes handles or decorative carving underneath, where each one is unique. 

'001 - no handles' measures 46cm long x 22cm wide x 8.5cm high.

'002 - with handles' measures 53cm long x 18cmm wide x 7.5cm high.