This is Old Carved and Incised Stirring ladle with from the Siassi Island, Morobe Province Papua New Guinea. One of the most characteristic types of Tami style objects are the wooden Items, such a bowls and spoons that are made on the Siassi Islands for trade and local purposes and that are used as commodities in a trade network that links the Siassi with mainland New Guinea and New Britain. This beautiful natural wood carved stirring ladle has incised relief work on both sides of the handle and on the front of the ladle with the traditional Siassi clan markings and designs. This stirring ladle is a valued item and was used during ceremonial village feasts and became an essential part of the traditional bride price. This would be a fabulous piece for your table and to display in your home or add to your collection.
COMES ON STAND
Shows age, weathered with loss of color, but in good condition.
18" tall on Stand
3 3/4" wide
10 1/2" long
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