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Chokwe spatula/cooking stick, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola
18" tall
wood, pigment
mid 20th century, definite signs of age and use
ex private collection, US

$750

This finely carved example features the head of a female ancestor with a patterned coiffure and is adorned by
elaborate patterns on the handle. Cooking sticks are carved by men and generally used by women.  Highly
decorated examples like this were usually made for a chief's wife or cook.