spoon (food processing & storage)

Spoon carved from a single piece of wood. The bowl is an elongate oval shape, and has a large chip in the rim. The handle is elbowed, and curves away from the bowl. It widens and flattens towards the tip. There is a hooked wooden protrusion from the underside of the handle, which allows the spoon to sit horizontally on a surface. The upper side of the handle is carved with an incised pattern featuring a heart and a flower inside a circle.

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