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Mongolian Carved Wood Ceremonial Milk Offering Spoon


Mongolian Carved Wood Ceremonial Milk Offering Spoon

Mongolian Carved Wood Ceremonial Milk Offering Spoon
Mongolian Carved Wood Ceremonial Milk Offering Spoon



Mongolian Carved Wood Ceremonial Milk Offering Spoon
Mongolian Carved Wood Ceremonial Milk Offering Spoon




Mongolian Carved Wood Ceremonial Milk Offering Spoon
This hand-carved wooden spoon from Mongolia is used to sprinkle milk offerings to the heavenly realms for safe jouneys when people embark on their travels, and for other ceremonial purposes. The bowl of the spoon is carved with 9 little wells which hold the milk when dipped onto the milk container. The number nine is the most sacred number in Mongolian cosmology. The handle is carved in the very auspicious pattern which is found on many decorative objects and fabrics. The carved finial and tendrils are very well done. This piece was acquired in Ulanbaatar, the capitol of Mongolia, on a trip in 2002.
Size: 15" long

Item #ethn02
$85




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