Three old Toraja wooden spoons , Sulawesi (DAM)

The Toran Toraja carved personal wooden spoons which were used to eat meals served in small individual wooden bowls. Like the two larger examples in this lot, they typically have arched handles and a fish tail (which probably represent buffalo horns, since these are the most important icons in Sulawesi). The smaller third spoon is a less common pattern and I suspect it was carved for a favourite child. Lengths (measured round the curve) 21, 18 and 14.5 cm / 8 , 7 and 5 inches.

Price: 295.00 AUD
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