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African Makonde Spoon Sculpted Spoon Whose-9355

$69 $94
37.8/7.6-CM


As the spoon evolved and found new applications, its initial purpose shifted. Yet, differentiating between its primary function and secondary roles can be challenging. Undoubtedly, the spoon's function was deliberately altered to fulfill various other roles, often becoming intertwined with political power, social status, and religious hierarchies as a significant symbol. The possession of a well-crafted spoon not only indicated wealth, but also symbolized fertility and abundance, as it was associated with those who could afford a diverse and plentiful diet, make offerings to their ancestors, and seek the protection of benevolent spirits. These spoons often featured representations of generosity and hospitality, further emphasizing their significance

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