Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic
Artifact Inventory

Cohoba Vessel


  • Design:The wooden bowl appears to be complete with rough edges around the upper portion. It is triangular in shape with thick sides.

  • Size:Approximately 13cm wide.

  • Condition: Fully intact, but rough in design.

  • Wood Type: Pending

  • Collection Date: November 5 1997

  • Illustration:

  • Comments:Taino ceremonies included the burning of Cohoba in vessels of this type. The smoke, then inhaled by the Cacique, induced a trance-like state.
    Significant Artifact Interpretation

    Last updated: 24 February 1998
    Comments: Underwater Science Program
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