spoon (food processing & storage)

Wood spoon, with a large shallow leaf shaped bowl with an incised pattern of ten dashes forming a Greek cross. There is a small chip in the tip of the bowl. The handle ends in a diamond shape which has a small notched slit carved in it presumably for a suspension cord. There is a blackened decoration at the base of the handle, edges of the bowl and also the tip of the handle.

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