Lot: 18

Ceremonial spoon

Papua New Guinea - Huon Gulf, Tami Islands

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Collection, Berlin L: 31.1 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR

wood, lime, These spoons were used for sago, a starchy flour, which is produced from the inner pith of the sago palm. The flour is mixed with water and can be eaten as fried cake or boiled into a form of thick soup.