spoon (food processing & storage)

Carved, wooden spoon with a human figure forming the handle. The bowl is small and round, and ladle-like in shape. The figure has a large head with one ear on the left with a pierced hole and a bow-shape on top. The figure has has short or partially carved legs and stands on a long plinth which is wrapped with vegetable fibre.

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