Ava is known as Kava in Polynesia and Sakau in Ponape.
Photo courtesy of USC Libraries Digital Collection. English: Kava ('ava) makers (aumaga) of Samoa. A woman seated between two men with the round tanoa (or laulau) wooden bowl in front. Standing is a third man, distributor of the 'ava, holding the coconut shell cup (tauau) used for distributing the beverage. 1900-1930.