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Description

Large, carved wooden ladle. The bowl is deep with an up-sloping, open front and a well- rounded bottom. The handle is thick, with the end carved into a duck (?) head, a long beak carved along the back of the handle. Decorations are etched into the wood, some emphasized with burn marks. These include eyes on the duck, lines along its beak, and horizontal stripes down the back of the neck. Flowers adorn the lower handle and bowl, and a man’s head with headdress is scratched into the bowl’s bottom. The word “Souvenir.” is carved in elegant script on one side of the handle. A piece of rope is looped loosely around the neck.

Narrative

This ladle style is very unusual; it may originate from eastern Canada or another locale, rather than the Northwest Coast?

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