Dan, Cote D'voire. Wood. Pigment. Dan sculptural spoon
According to Jean - Baptiste Bacquart in The Tribal Arts of Africa, and published by Thames & Hudson, and about, Everyday objects: "Wooden carved ladles are given to the most generous and hospitable women in each village. They have an elongated scoop and their handle is carved either in the shape of a pair of legs... or a face or animal head."