The kava bowl is an important to the ceremony as us Polynesians use different bowls the represent different meaning for Ex. the Tongan bowl is plain with only four legs the witch is shown in the picture as for the Samoan bowl it has multiple legs with Samoan writing intercepted on it. -Given by an Tongan lady because she sounds like she favors the Tongans
kava can be used just to drink and be laid back but some people use it as recreational use even though its a secret ritual performed to open meeting of such kind like wedding and funerals.
The ‘Ava ceremony is an ancient Samoan ritual that is performed at the beginning of all important services and gatherings. Typically led by the high chief of the hosting village
The ʻAva Ceremony is one of the most important customs of the Samoa Islands It is a solemn ritual in which a ceremonial beverage is shared to mark important occasions in Samoan society.