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Small flat bowled spoon with a handle carved in the form of a killer whale. The eyes, fins and blow hole are inlaid with abalone shell. The underside of the handle has a groove, possibly this was also inlaid.; Good


The original European tribal names and, where possible, current tribal names have both been given in separate GLT fields.; Such spoons were used at feasts and potlatches, clearly demarcating the elaborate event from the everyday. The crests carved on the handle were possibly those of the owner representing a tangible connection between the lineage and the economic resources consumed during the feasting. The spoons were used for eating oolichan grease, berries, fish roe and fish (G.Crowther).The spoons were made by steaming and shaping the horn.

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