Antique Figural Wood Spoon/ Ifugao-Philippines/Filipino

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 21,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction
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Antique Figural Wooden Spoon
Ifugao - Philippines

Beautiful antique carved wood rice spoon, originating from the Ifugao tribe of Northern Luzon in the Philippines, dating to the early 20th century.

This spoon measures 10" long x 2.25" at its widest.

This spoon is a fine old example of Ifugao tribal art and over the years it has developed a smooth, shiny and rich patina, from daily use. It dates to the early 20th century, sometime before World War II. You can see the smoothed-out carving marks in the bowl and t is still some incrustation visible is some of the crevices (see photos).The handle of the spoon is decorated with a three dimensional, in-the-round carving of a man.

The Ifugao people are famous for their wood carvings and one of the most sought after and collected forms of their art are the old rice spoons, with figural handles, like this one. These spoons are owned by an individual and are used for daily meals. They are treasured by their owners and are passed down from generation to generation. Although these pieces were once commonplace, since the middle of the 20th century the Ifugao have become integrated into the larger Philippine society and their art and culture are rapidly disappearing, making these old tribal pieces quite scarce.

This piece is in great condition, as shown in the photographs. T are a couple of small chips on the rim of the bowl for the spoon, and a shallow crack on the back of the bowl. T is also some wear and scratching on the back of the bowl as well.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THIS PIECE SIZE:
10" long x 2.25" at its widest.

AGE:
Early 20th century.

CONDITION:
Great condition, as shown in the photographs and described above.
T are a couple of small chips on the rim of the bowl for the spoon, and a shallow crack on the back of the bowl. T is also some wear and scratching on the back of the bowl as well.

PROVENANCE:
San Francisco estate.

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This piece will be a fine addition to any collection of antique Philippino Tribal arts and crafts, Oceanic art, South Pacific, or Pacific Island artifacts.

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