NEWSLETTER


Bruce Frank Primitive Art
New York City, NY
+1 917 733 9589

Ritual Spoon

Ifugao, Hapao region, Philippines
Early 20th century

Provenance: Old American collection.
By descent to family member

This is a classic example of an Ifugao spoon.  The figure possesses beautiful balance with curves and sweeps in the body; as well as an expressive face with a classic circular double top knot above the head.

The deeply shaped bowl is elegant as well, and appears to have been discolored over time from use.  Wrapped around the figure’s forearms there are two bracelets made with copper wire. The spoon has a deep honey brown patina and it is varied.

Ritual Spoon

Ifugao, Hapao region, Philippines
Early 20th century

Provenance: Old American collection.
By descent to family member

This is a classic example of an Ifugao spoon.  The figure possesses beautiful balance with curves and sweeps in the body; as well as an expressive face with a classic circular double top knot above the head.

The deeply shaped bowl is elegant as well, and appears to have been discolored over time from use.  Wrapped around the figure’s forearms there are two bracelets made with copper wire. The spoon has a deep honey brown patina and it is varied.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Youtube
Consent to display content from Youtube
Vimeo
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google