Lime Spatula

About this object

Narrative

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

Physical description

Brown-black wood piece that has a handle carved in a spiral design. Spiral design is consisting of three interconnected spiral curls along the 'back side' with a circle in between and having the main part of the handle which has a larger spiral curl curve underneath the three interconnected ones. In the middle, there is a three-prong v-shape. At the top, there is a fish-like design with a spiral curled tail. Designs emphasized with lime. 'Blade' tapers to a flat rounded point and is perpendicular to the handle.