Ladle/Spoon - Dan People, Liberia/Ivory Coast
Ladle/Spoon - Dan People, Liberia/Ivory Coast
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Ladle/Spoon - Dan People, Liberia/Ivory Coast

$975.00
The Dan carve superb large ladles called Wakemia or Wunkirmian that are owned by a Wunkirle woman who distinguished herself through her hospitality. She must be efficient and responsible in feeding the entire extended family, travelers, musicians during celebrations.
She needs the help of a spirit which incarnates her large spoon to recieve all guests during these times.The spoon holds the power to make one rich and famous and confers an authority over the other women. The handle exudes physical beauty, the bowl a female belly. The women are honored to dance with their spoon at special feasts.

ex Alfred Scheinberg

Height 21" x Width: 5 ⅛" x Depth 3 ⅛" - on its 6" x 5" custom base it stands 25 " in height.

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