AN IFUGAO SPOON, PHILLIPPINES
Provenance: Dutch private collection
Ifugao Spoon. The horn spoon shown was made by the Ifugao, an ethnic group living on the island of Luzon. Its handle is elaborately carved into a figure that usually represents a local deity or a prominent person in the community. Figurative spoons have been used by the Ifuago to serve food and wine.
Ifugao, Phillipinnes, Horn, 16 cm