This is gorgeous Carved and Incised Burnished Siassi Stirring ladle from 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 burnished 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 and has a lovely patina, but in good condition
20" tall on stand
9 1/2" tall
16 1/2" long
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