Pig bone spoon

Description
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this spoon, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Kaj le = pig bone; kajle/toy = spoons. These are made from pig bone by men. They are used both for splitting raw toro and sweet potato and for eating cooked food, especially with fruit pandarus sauce, or with sauce made from the fruit of an unidentified tree called ymj.
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Bone
Measurements
175 x 32 x 5mm
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/64/96

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