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Spoon made from one half of a gourd with poker work designs applied to the inner surfaces. Several lines are burnt into the handle edges, the tip of the handle is blackened, and the edges of the bowl are blackened with a series of lines at the front centre of the bowl edge. A symmetrical design consisting of two v shapes and two crescent shapes joined by a darkened area decorates the inner bowl and an x shape ornaments the bowl where it tapers to a handle. The inner handle is decorated with two lines tha run lengthwise.

History Of Use

Used by Fulani women for serving butter, and used for drinking or eating liquid foods.

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