Lot: 16

Large stirring spoon

Papua New Guinea - Tami Islands

Provenance Size Hammer price
American Private Collection L: 41.3 inch 400 EUR

wood, pigments,

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.