spoon (food service)

Half gourd ladle that has been heavily decorated with burnt and incised lines. The underside of the bowl has bands of horizontal and curved lines and the handle has three vertical lines running along its length and a band of three horizontal lines near the tip. The front of the handle has a pattern of burnt horizontal and vertical lines and there is a curved symbol carved into the inside of the bowl.

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