Ethiopian Coffee Tray

c. 1950
$980 USD
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W: 24.75" D: 8.5" H: 5.75"
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This simple, rectangular tray is raised by four legs and was likely used as a part of the Ethiopian ritual of serving coffee to visitors or family. After cleansing the area with incense, coffee beans are roasted, hand-ground, and brewed, with special care taken to disperse the aromatics. The prepared coffee if then poured from a high height into cups set on a raised table such as this one. Reminiscent of African animal-form stools, this animated tray is carved with clean lines and a minimal form.

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