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Commentary

Carved out of a single piece of wood. The carved chain, indicative of virtuosity in carving, features in other Tsonga material culture including headrests, snuff containers and vessels.

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Two carved wooden spoons linked together by a length of carved wooden chain. The chain and the handles of the spoons are stained bark brown and have a band of unstained wood in the middle.

Details

linked spoon (spoon (food processing & storage))
1969.484
Anthropology

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  linked spoon (spoon (food processing & storage))
object name:  linked spoon, wood, scorched
common name:  linked spoon (spoon (food processing & storage))

Place
Republic of South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa
Additional place information
made or collected:  Republic of South Africa 
Date made
late 19th century or early 20th century
Additional date information
date made:  late 19th century 
date made:  early 20th century 
Culture
Tsonga
Additional culture information
maker or user:  Tsonga 

Materials & techniques
wood
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
Measurements
overall: 1150 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 1150 mm


Related subjects
association: Food and Feasting
maker or user: Tsonga
object name: linked spoons (spoons (food processing & storage))
Zulu

Record created 2000-01-22
Record last updated 2017-03-30

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