spoon (food processing & storage)

Slotted spoon with a bowl made from carved coconut shell with carved decoration, seven cut out petal shapes and a hole in the middle. The handle is made from a piece of wood and narrows towards the tip. The front of the handle has decorations of incised lines and encircled flowers. The handle is attached to the bowl through two holes pierced in the base of the bowl, and is held in place with a small wooden nail.

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