Shell Spoons
Simbai Island, Papua New Guinea
Carved Pearl Shell
C. Early 20th Century
From left to right:
5.75" x 2.5", 6" x 1.75" and 6" x 2.5"

In addition to their value as serving and eating implements they were also prized for their beauty.  As evidenced by the holes drilled in the sides, they were worn as adornment.   The ornamentation of these utilitarian objects is another example of man's desire or attraction to beauty that we see throughout all cultures, throughout history.

$1,475 for the collection, $525 each 

 

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Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Simbai Spoon, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Simbai Spoon, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Simbai Spoon, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Simbai Spoon, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Simbai Spoon, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Simbai Spoon, Papua New Guinea
Morgan Oakes Tribal :: Simbai Spoon, Papua New Guinea