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The handle decorated with a raven's head. Red cedar-wood. Black, white and red pigments
Size: 32.5cm long – 12¾ ins long
The articles used in serving and distributing the various courses of foods to the invited guests would show the crest emblems of the clan and families involved. Large dishes required large ladles such as this to fill them, probably spooning cooked food out of the large cooking boxes.
Clan emblem representation and display placed the symbols, such as the raven, of the clan history and ancestry at the forefront of all ceremonial interactions, from house to totem pole raisings to marriages and funerals. These clan emblems were as culturally important to the tribe as the Union Jack is to the British.