Spoon - ROM2005_5611_1



Maker: Haida
Medium:Mountain goat, sheep horn, abalone
Geography: Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 19th century
11.3 x 37.4 x 9.3 cm
Object number: HN1180
Credit Line: George T. Emmons Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionOn the Northwest Coast, ladles and spoons are made from hardwood, such as yew, maple, or alder, as well as from mountain goat and mountain sheep horn. The painted wood ladles and the carved horn spoons were reserved for feast use. The handle of the spoons are of mountain goat horn and retain the natural curve of the horn. The bowls are of mountain sheep horn, steamed and spread open.
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