Ojibwe carved wooden ladle

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Ojibwe carved wooden ladle

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | October 10, 2019

This carved wooden spoon was collected by Frances Densmore at the Grand Portage Reservation, Minnesota. The date "May 1927" is carved on the stem, just above the bowl of the spoon.

This spoon was used specifically for removing fish from hot oil or grease.