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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Asian ➔ Naga Hibachi

Identifier:
2020.3.2
Description:
This naga hibachi is made of wood and is lined with copper. It has three drawers on the right side and is accompanied by two pots and a copper piece. Hibachis such as this one were originally used in Japan for heat. Boiling water and cooking were secondary uses. 
Date:
20th century
Materials:
Wood, Copper
Dimensions:
12.5" h 28.25" w 15.5" d; 9" h 11" w 11" d; 6.5" h 11.5" w 11.5" d; 5.5" h 10" w 10" d
Source:
Gift of Etta M. Hesselink
Maker/Donor
Etta M. Hesselink
Etta Hesselink and her husband John served the Reformed Church as missionaries and teachers in Japan from 1953 to 1973, and they and their five children all developed a deep appreciation for Japanese art and culture. 
Related Place
Japan
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