ladle (food processing & storage); spoon (food processing & storage)

Wooden ladle or spoon with a large carved human figure on the handle. The figure has a conical hat with a complete hollow ring on its head. The figure has a distended stomach, well-defined buttocks, and large hands. The figure is attached to the bowl of the spoon with a wooden nail. There is significant old pest damage on the underside of the bowl, as well as several cracks and signs of wear.

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