Vintage Mid Century African Folk Art Anthropomorphic Wooden Spoon or Ladle


Intriguing mid century African art anthropomorphic ladle or spoon. This carved lightweight folk art piece was brought back from Africa in the sixties by a woman that worked in diplomacy. The wood seems to have been stained with a red and dark brown stain, but also very lightweight. While it is a spoon I believe it was meant to be ritualistic or simply ornamental. Very unusual and distinctive.

The bowl is a carved human face, and the handle is the body with hand crossed in front. It is a female figure.

CONDITION: Very good, just standard wear for an object of this age.

SIZE: 9 inches long and 4 1/2 inches wide at the head.

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