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A rounded, L-shaped light brown ladle. Ladle is steeply curved at the centre of the oval-shaped bowl with the hollowed centre extending up into the tapering handle. Handle is carved with a u-shaped head at the top which extends out from the handle and is flat at the top with a cross hatched rectangle at the tip. The face has angled semi-circular eyes above a triangular nose and wide crescent-shaped mouth. The handle has a waistcoat style design with a vertical row of four buttons that are deeply carved out. Semi-circles on the sides indicate a jacket and a collar. Unpainted.

History Of Use

Ladles and spoons were common eating and serving implements on the Northwest Coast.

Cultural Context

food serving

Item History

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