Lime Spatula

About this object

History of use

For lime.

Narrative

From the Massim region (Milne Bay Province; Trobriand Islands) region of Papua New Guinea.

Physical description

Brown-black wood piece that flares upward along the handle where two symmetrical birds are back to back on handle end with spiral patterns. Short 'blade' tapers to a flat rounded point. The space in between has a ridge on either side with a heart-shaped face at the bottom end. Designs emphasized with lime.