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Wooden Spoon 5

Collected by the musuem in the early 1950s, it was most likely used during the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China

Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China

Wooden spoon are the most common household utensils for the Paiwan and Bunun tribes. Made of boxwood (var. Buxus) or Orange Jessamine (Murraya paniculata), the spoon consists of a small shallow bowl, oval, round or in the shape of a leaf, at the end of a handle. It is carved with decorative patterns. The angle between the bowl and the handle is shallower for those made by the Bunun than for those of the Paiwan.

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  • Title: Wooden Spoon 5
  • Date: Collected by the musuem in the early 1950s, it was most likely used during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Provenance: Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China
  • Original Source: http://bwg.muc.edu.cn/
  • object type: Daily Utensil
  • ethnic group: Taiwanese Ethnic Minorities

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