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carved wooden spoon
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • carved wooden spoon, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, carving, burning, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 29 x 6.5 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 11 7/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.084
Description

Spoon carved from wood and decorated with incised designs and burning. The bowl of the spoon is very thick and the edge is darkened with burning. Where the handle meets the bowl, there is a dark rectangle and a series of burned, incised lines above that. The end of the handle is carved into a teardrop shape and darkened with burning.