Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ifugao or Negrito peoples
  • ladle, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • seed pod?, wood, bamboo?
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 53 x 10 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 20 7/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of the Olga E. and Lt. Colonel Raymond H. Hollis family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3460

The boat shaped ladle is made from the split pod of a large seed. One end is pointed and the other end is attached to a short wooden handle held in place by strips of yellow plant fiber, possibly bamboo. It is light brown overall.