Ritual Spoon

Ifugao, Hapao Area, Philippines
Late 19th/ Early 20th Century
Previous Collection: Old California Collection.

This is a classic example of an Ifugao spoon; but its age and quality set it apart from many on the market today. The figure possesses beautiful balance with curves and sweeps in the body; as well as an expressive face with classic circular double top knot above the head. The bowl has been ritually treated with scrapes around the periphery. The deep black patina is from decades of handling and use. In excellent condition.

This spoon stands 5" tall.
IN 7-9-13/ SOLD