Ifugao rice spoon

Ifugao rice spoon

Ifugao, Banaue villige
North Luzon, Philippines
wood
18cm (7in)
1900 - 1930
inv # 491b
sold


These often whimsical spoons are used for eating rice, carved from wood and patinated by rubbing duck fat and soot on to the surface. Traditionally each member of the family would have their own spoon to eat with. Spoons would traditionally depict shamans, animal forms or Bulul - rice guardians.

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