Papua New Guinea Ladle Spoon Wood Siassi Ceremonial Food Serving Spoon

$153.75 $205.00

This is beautiful Carved Face Wood Siassi Spoon or 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 spoon or ladle has a carved face with the traditional Siassi clan markings and designs. This spoon 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.

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Early-20th Century

Shows age and Natural Wear

28 1/4 Inches Tall
14.5 Inch Long Handle
14 Inch Long Ladle
1 x 1 Handle
2 3/4 x 1 1/4 Ladle

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